Franklin, Tennessee-based Mars Incorporated has named Ikdeep Singh as the global president for its pet nutrition business. The role also will see Singh become a member of Mars Petcare’s global leadership team.
Singh will be responsible for pet food brands such as Pedigree, Whiskas, Sheba and Cesar. He is tasked with growing the portfolio in more than 50 global markets, ensuring access to quality nutrition for the almost 400 million pets the pet nutrition business serves.
He will oversee a team of more than 18,000 employees around the world, all joined by Mars Petcare’s Purpose: A Better World for Pets.
“It’s an honor to take on this role leading this iconic business for some of the world’s most-loved brands,” Singh said. “I am inspired by our purpose, and am delighted to be working alongside talented associates, customers and partners to bring this to life.”
Singh 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. Singh put importance on supporting employees with a diverse, inclusive work culture and building strategic partnerships with key customers.
Prior to joining Mars, Singh 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, Singh spent 14 years at Procter and Gamble.
“Ikdeep Singh has established himself as a strong, well-respected leader,” said Poul Weihrauch, president, Mars Petcare. “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.”
Singh brings a global perspective to the leadership role, having lived in six countries and is fluent in six languages. He has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Dalhousie University, Canada, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
For more information, visit mars.com/made-by-mars/petcare.