She joins AkzoNobel from PepsiCo., where her last role was as VP Innovations and New Business for the Asia, Middle East and Africa division (AMEA). Her main responsibilities included setting the long-term strategy for innovation and portfolio transformation across the foods and beverages segment in the critical markets of China, India, Australia, south-east Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Prior to PepsiCo., Sucheta (46) was employed by GlaxoSmithKline, where she also worked in the UK as part of the Strategic Category Management Group.
“We are very pleased to welcome Sucheta to AkzoNobel as her extensive marketing experience will play a vital role in helping us to grow our business, build global brands and become the undisputed color authority,” said Tex Gunning, the company’s Board member responsible for Decorative Paints. “She brings wide-ranging knowledge and expertise and will be instrumental in ensuring the success of our strategy to establish leadership positions in key paint markets around the world.”