Mars has named Ikdeep Singh as the new global president for its pet nutrition business. Singh also has become a member of Mars Petcare’s global leadership team.
In his role as president of the business, Singh is responsible for Mars’ petfood brands, such as Pedigree, Whiskas, Sheba, and Cesar. He is responsible for leading the strategy to grow the portfolio in over 50 global markets, ensuring access to quality nutrition for the almost 400 million pets the pet nutrition business serves. He also is overseeing more than 18,000 employees around the world.
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Singh joined Mars in August 2020 as pet nutrition’s regional president for North America. Under his leadership, the business experienced its largest growth momentum, mainly due to a focus on digital transformation, prioritizing innovation, and leveraging data. He put significant importance on supporting employees and building strategic partnerships with key customers.
Prior to joining Mars, Singh spent six years at the L’Oréal Group, where he served as president, and before that, he spent 14 years at Procter and Gamble.
“It’s an honor to take on this role, leading this iconic business for some of the world’s most-loved brands,” says Singh. “I am inspired by our purpose and am delighted to be working alongside talented associates, customers, and partners to bring this to life.”
“Ikdeep Singh has established himself as a strong, well-respected leader,” notes Mars Petcare President Poul Weihrauch. “He brings a wealth of global experience to the role and has a clear focus on our people and Purpose: A Better World for Pets.”