US: Singh to lead Mars’ global pet nutrition business

Ikdeep Singh, Mars Petcare
Ikdeep Singh, new global president of Mars Pet Nutrition

Mars Incorporated has appointed Ikdeep Singh as its new global president for its pet nutrition business, also becoming a member of Mars Petcare’s global leadership team.

Singh will be responsible for some of the world’s largest pet food brands including Pedigree, Whiskas, Sheba and Cesar, and tasked with growing the portfolio in more than 50 global markets.

Singh joined Mars in August 2020 as pet nutrition’s regional president for North America – the largest market for the pet nutrition business. He previously spent six years at the L’Oréal Group, where he was president working across the consumer products and luxury divisions in North America. Before that he spent 14 years at Procter and Gamble.

Mars Petcare’s president Poul Weihrauch said: “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.”

Singh added: “It’s an honour 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.”

Mars Petcare employs more than 18,000 people.