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Mars, Incorporated announces Ikdeep Singh to lead global pet nutrition business

Mars, Incorporated announced Monday that Ikdeep Singh has been named as the new Global President for its pet nutrition business. The role also sees Ikdeep become a member of Mars Petcare’s global leadership team.

Ikdeep will be responsible for some of the world’s largest pet food brands including PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, SHEBA® and CESAR®. He is tasked with leading the strategy for growing the portfolio in over 50 global markets, ensuring access to quality nutrition for the almost-400 million pets the Pet Nutrition business serves.

He will oversee a high-performing team of over 18,000 employees around the world, all joined by Mars Petcare’s Purpose: A Better World for Pets.

Ikdeep joined Mars in August 2020 as Pet Nutrition’s Regional President for North America – the largest market for the Pet Nutrition business. Under his leadership, the business saw its largest growth momentum thanks to a focus on digital transformation, prioritizing innovation, and leveraging data.  He put significant importance on supporting Associates with a diverse, inclusive work culture, and building strategic partnerships with key customers.

“Ikdeep Singh has established himself as a strong, well-respected leader. 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,” said Poul Weihrauch, President of Mars Petcare.

“It’s an honor to take on this role, leading this iconic business for some of the world’s most-loved brands. I am inspired by our Purpose, and am delighted to be working alongside talented Associates, customers, and partners to bring this to life,” Singh said.

Prior to joining Mars, Ikdeep spent six years at the L’Oréal Group, where he served as President working across Consumer Products and Luxury divisions in North America. Before that, Ikdeep spent 14 years at Procter and Gamble.

Ikdeep brings a truly global perspective to the leadership role – having lived in six countries, including the U.S. and China – and is fluent in six languages. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Dalhousie University, Canada and an MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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