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Jubilant FoodWorks named Amazon’s Sameer Khetarpal as CEO & Managing Director

Jubilant FoodWorks has named Sameer Khetarpal as the company’s CEO, Managing Director, and Key Managerial Personnel, beginning September 5, 2022. Mr. Pratik Pota will be succeeded by Sameer Khetarpal.

During his 25-year career, Sameer has held various senior leadership positions in industries such as e-commerce and management consulting, and he joins Jubilant from Amazon. Prior to joining Amazon, he was a Partner at McKinsey and Company, where he advised multiple high-tech clients on business development and transformation, and was crucial in the development of data-driven service lines utilised by several Fortune 500 firms. Sameer has worked at GE Capital and Hindustan Unilever in the past.

Speaking on the appointment, Shyam S. Bhartia, Chairman and Hari S. Bhartia, Co-Chairman, Jubilant FoodWorks, said, “Sameer, with his strengths in building digital first businesses in related spaces will provide the necessary leadership to our business. He is a strong, dynamic and values-driven leader with an impressive track record of delivering consistent high-quality performance in tough consumer businesses. The Board warmly welcomes Sameer to the role and wishes him every success”.

On this occasion, Sameer Khetarpal, said, “As India’s largest food service company, JFL is uniquely poised to scale non-linearly across multiple businesses and geographies. The company has an exceptional track record of innovation and serving customers with exemplary standards. I am honoured to join Jubilant FoodWorks and look forward to working closely with the Jubilant team, to serve millions of customers by building businesses driven by technology and operations excellence.”

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