Procter & Gamble India (P&G India), maker of brands like Ariel, Whisper, and Gillette, has announced the appointment of Mukta Maheshwari as the Company’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) effective September 1, 2023.
Along with leading the Marketing function, Mukta will also head the Fabric Care Category for P&G India. She brings with her a rich work experience of over 2 decades.
She joined P&G in 2007 in Singapore and has since worked across 5 brands across 3 different countries. Prior to assuming her new role as the CMO and Fabric care Category Head, Mukta served as the Vice President, Fabric Enhancers in the ASEAN region, based out of Singapore and was instrumental in delivering double digit top and bottom line for Downy in ASEAN.
This was enabled by, among multiple other aspects, the launch of the Downy Natural Essential oil scents range, which was spearheaded by her.
Speaking about her new role, Mukta Maheshwari, Chief Marketing Officer; and Vice President and category Head – Fabric Care, P&G India said, “I am thrilled to kickstart the next phase of my journey with P&G and coming back to India, after having the opportunity to work across multiple roles in the region, including Singapore and Philippines.”
“P&G’s philosophy of touching and improving lives truly resonates with me, and I am glad that my new role will enable me to continue aspiring to positively impact our consumers, communities, and people”, Mukta Maheshwari added.
“India continues to be an important market for P&G globally, as we continue to delight the consumers with our superior brands. These are exciting times, and I look forward to contributing to the growth of P&G in India, together with our people who are the backbone of this resilient and empowered organization”, Mukta Maheshwari further said.
Mukta has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and holds a degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.
Mukta takes over from Sharat Verma in the role, who has been elevated as the Senior Vice President, of Fabric Care for P&G India, Middle East, and Africa (IMEA) and will spearhead the efforts based out of Dubai.
Under Sharat’s leadership over the last 4 years, P&G has stepped up its brand-building efforts, leading many innovative solutions and campaigns that are not just a force for growth, but also a force for good.
This is reflected not just in the growth of the brands, but also in multiple external recognition – national and global – that the brands have garnered over the years on iconic initiatives like Ariel #ShareTheLoad, Whisper #KeepGirlsInSchool, etc.
Sharing his perspective, Sharat Verma, Senior Vice President, Fabric Care, P&G India, Middle East, and Africa (IMEA) said “It has been my privilege and an absolute honor to serve as the CMO for P&G India. The journey has been rewarding and one filled with immense learnings.”
“From every campaign that captured hearts to each innovation that reshaped industries, our commitment to delivering exceptional results stands as a testament to our unwavering pursuit of excellence”, Sharat Verma said.
“Together, we raised the bar on consumer centricity and brand building and reinforced our brands as both – a #ForceForGrowth and a #ForceforGood. As I extend a warm welcome to Mukta, I am confident that our legacy will continue to thrive, inspiring new heights of creativity, impact, and success. I am only optimistic about what the future holds”, Sharat Verma further said.