Nissin Foods Holdings Co Ltd., a Japanese packaged food company, has recently undergone a senior leadership reorganization in preparation for its upcoming phase of business expansion. In an announcement made on Friday, the company revealed that Sandeep Bakhshi, who previously held the position of Chief Business Officer, has been promoted to the role of Managing Director for its Indian subsidiary, Indo Nissin Foods Private Ltd. This change in leadership marks the succession of Gautam Sharma, who had served as CEO since 2014.
Established in 1991, Indo Nissin Foods Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of Japan’s Nissin Foods Holdings Co., Ltd., has gained recognition for its renowned instant noodle brands, including Top Ramen, Cup Noodles, and Geki Korean Noodles. Moreover, the company has forged distribution agreements with prominent international and domestic consumer packaged goods brands, while also engaging in contract noodle manufacturing for numerous modern trade retailers, producing noodles for their private label offerings.
“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,” the company said.
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.”
“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.”
Founded in Japan in 1948, Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd. holds the distinction of being the originator of instant noodles.