Mumbai: MARS Petcare, the global pioneer in pet nutrition and care, has appointed Yojana Gawade as Director – Personnel and Organization (P&O) for India. Yojana will spearhead the human resource (HR) function, the people strategy, and its execution for Pet Nutrition India. Strengthening a diverse and inclusive work culture will be a key objective.
Yojana brings to the table more than 14 years of experience spanning business partnering and center-of-excellence verticals in the people function. She has worked at global companies, last at Mondelez India Foods as the Capability Lead for the Asia Pacific and the Middle East. She was responsible for the design and deployment of leadership roadmaps across six business units and worked on embedding future-forward capabilities.
Before that, Yojana served as the company’s Organization Effectiveness Lead and anchored various culture and diversity programs. She extensively partnered with integrated supply chain and sales functions for their transformation and change management agendas. She was also the Talent Management Lead for the business units in Malaysia and was pivotal in establishing commercial career paths and entry talent programs.
“Having worked in the FMCG sector, my new role at MARS Petcare is an exciting change and a learning opportunity,” Yojana said. “I look forward to being a part of the leadership team and the larger family of associates to co-create an inspiring work environment. This category has seen exponential growth over the past few years and associating with the pet nutrition segment in the FMCG sector is a great opportunity to explore and create a long-term impact. Working closely with a category leader and principle-based organization with purpose at its core will be an enriching experience.”
Ganesh Ramani, General Manager, MARS Petcare India, said: “We are glad to have Yojana on board as part of our leadership team. She has an exceptional track record, a deep understanding of evolving HR trends, and demonstrates infectious passion and energy. We are witnessing a rapid evolution of the business landscape and avenues for growth. As part of MARS Petcare, we have built a talented team with strong experience in top FMCG and other industries. We expect to more than double our size in the next few years and are confident that Yojana’s expertise will greatly help in shaping the talent and culture of our future organization.”