Former Chairman and Managing Director, Hershey’s India
Mr. Praveen Jakate was (till end Jan 2018) the Chairman and Managing Director of Hershey India since January 2014.Under Mr. Jakate’s leadership, Hershey India has become the fastest growing business for Hershey globally.
Prior to this role, Mr. Jakate was the CFO for Asia / Middle East / Africa / Europe for the Hershey company from 2008 to 2013, based in Singapore. He also served on the boards of Lotte Shanghai Food Corporation and Godrej Hershey Limited. Prior to Hershey, Mr. Jakate was the regional Finance Director for Asia Pacific for Johnson & Johnson in Singapore. Mr. Jakate started his career with Procter & Gamble in roles across India, Singapore and Philippines. Mr. Jakate completed his MBA from IIM – Ahmedabad in 1996 and is a Mechanical Engineer from V.J.T.I. Mumbai. He has also completed a Senior Executive Development Program from Harvard Business School.