The Hershey Company has named Luigi Mirri as the General Manager for India, effective January 1, 2024. Currently fulfilling the role of General Manager for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions, Luigi will now extend his responsibilities to include overseeing operations in India.
In his current capacity, Luigi, who has been in this role for the past five years, directs his team’s attention towards consumer and customer needs while successfully integrating various business units into a coherent regional structure. Noteworthy achievements include leading the brand’s expansion in vital markets like Australia, fostering a strong partnership with 7-Eleven convenience stores, playing a crucial role in stabilizing Hershey Korea, and steering Hershey Philippines and Thailand towards sustained double-digit growth over multiple years.
Before joining The Hershey Company, Luigi held significant leadership roles with another confectionery company, based in India. During this period, he dedicated substantial time to managing business operations, contributing valuable experience to his current role.
Rohit Grover, President, International The Hershey Company, said, “Both India and APAC play crucial roles in shaping our company’s future. Our business in India, in particular, is growing, and a strategically important market for the future. Luigi’s outstanding track record in steering growth for large enterprises, driving profitability, and turnarounds, will guide his leadership as we continue to tap our desired growth and unlock new potential.”
Commenting on his appointment, Luigi Mirri, General Manager, Hershey India and APAC said, “I’m looking forward to embracing my new role and the opportunity it brings, including my return to India. I am excited to contribute to the broader transformation goals and growth of our company. India is a key focus for Hershey, bringing moments of goodness to our consumers with fantastic products and our commitment to talent development and leadership building. I’m excited about the prospect of collaborating with the talented team here to make an impact for the company and our people.”