Hemant Malik is the Divisional Chief Executive of Foods Business since October 2016. Prior to this, he was heading Trade Marketing & Distribution for ITC FMCG.
Hemant joined ITC in 1989 after completing his MBA from IIM, Kolkata. He has worked across multiple businesses including Tobacco, Lifestyle Retailing and Packaged Foods. In 1995, he was designated Manager - Wills World Cup, one of the largest sponsorship events in India. He took charge of Lifestyle Retail Operations in 2000 and was responsible for setting up the first 25 Wills Lifestyle stores. Moving on to head the all India Tobacco Sales function, he contributed meaningfully to the development of the FMCG Sales Network. He assumed charge as Head of Marketing of the Foods Business in 2002.
In 2008, he became the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Trade Marketing & Distribution where he was mandated to set the new FMCG distribution highway. Taking over as the COO of Cigarette Brands and Supply Chain, India Tobacco Division in 2012, he was elevated in 2015 as the Divisional Chief Executive of ITD. He also led the Trade Marketing & Distribution function for a short period before assuming his current role.
Hemant is the Chairman of the FICCI Food Processing Committee and is also a Member of the CII FMCG Committee.