Nissin Foods Holdings Co., Ltd., one of the world’s leading instant noodle companies, has announced a restructuring of its senior leadership to pave the way for the next level of business growth.
Sandeep Bakhshi, the Chief Business Officer, has been elevated to the post of Managing Director of its Indian subsidiary, Indo Nissin Foods Private Ltd (hereafter referred to as “Indo Nissin”). He succeeds Gautam Sharma, who built the Indo-Nissin business from 2014 onward.
With an extensive background spanning over 25 years in Sales, Sandeep Bakhshi brings a wealth of experience to his new role.
He has held positions at reputable companies such as SC Johnson (now Brillon), Mars-Wrigley, Pidilite, AkzoNobel, and Asian Paints. His proficiency lies in fostering growth through capacity enhancement and seamless digital integration.
Commenting on the management transition, Hiroyuki Yoshida, Chairman of Indo Nissin, said, “We are really pleased to announce the appointment of Sandeep Bakhshi to the Managing Director position.”
“He has been instrumental in growing the Indo Nissin business in the last eight years and we are confident of his ability to lead the company in its next phase of transformational growth”, Hiroyuki Yoshida added.
“We take this opportunity to thank Gautam Sharma for his years of service to Indo Nissin and his outstanding contribution to the India business. He leaves behind a strong legacy, a high-performing team, and a business that has been consistently growing”, Hiroyuki Yoshida further added.
Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd. is the inventor of instant noodles and was founded in Japan in 1948. With its philosophy of “Earth Food Creator”, the company remains committed to developing brands that communicate the wholesome taste, satisfaction and fun of instant noodles along with food safety and consumer enjoyment.
Indo Nissin Foods Private Limited, a subsidiary of Nissin Foods Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan, was set up in 1991 and has launched some of the most beloved brands in this category; Top Ramen, Cup Noodles and Geki Korean Noodles.
It also entered into distribution partnerships with leading international and local consumer packaged goods brands and does contract manufacturing of noodles for many modern trade retailers for their private labels.