Colgate-Palmolive elevates Issam Bachaalani to MD, India
Bachaalani will take over from current India MD Prabha Parameswaran, who has been promoted to President of CP's Africa & Eurasia Division. He will take charge from October 1. Bachaalani had joined Colgate-Palmolive in 1991
Published - Aug 19, 2014 11:22 AM Updated: Aug 19, 2014 11:22 AM
Issam Bachaalani has been elevated as Managing Director, Colgate-Palmolive India. He will take over from current India MD Prabha Parameswaran, who has been promoted to President of Colgate-Palmolive’s Africa and Eurasia Division.
Colgate Palmolive India has informed the BSE that its Board of Directors on August 18, 2014 passed a resolution appointing Bachaalani as the MD of the company for a period of five years with effect from October 1, 2014.
Bachaalani has been with Colgate Palmolive for over 23 years in several key functions. Most recently, he was Vice-President and General Manager of the Global Toothbrush Division.
He had joined Colgate-Palmolive in 1991 in the Global Marketing Development Programme. In 1996, he joined the Central Europe/ Russia Division as Marketing Manager. In 1999, he was promoted to Marketing Manager, Household Surface Care for Colgate-Palmolive Mexico, and later became Marketing Director, Colgate-Palmolive Dominican Republic. In 2002, Bachaalani was promoted to Marketing Director of Colgate-Palmolive South Africa.
In 2006, he was promoted to General Manager, Colgate-Palmolive Hong Kong, where he and his team strengthened toothpaste market shares. In 2009, he was promoted to General Manager for Colgate-Palmolive Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.
Meanwhile, Parameswaran, who was appointed as India MD two years ago, will relocate to Switzerland in her new role.For more updates, be socially connected with us on
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