McCain Foods India names Piyush Patnaik as managing director
Frozen foods and party snacks brand McCain Foods India has appointed Piyush Patnaik as the new managing director for the company.
In this role, Patnaik will be managing end-to-end India operations which will include manufacturing, supply chain, sales, and distribution for McCain. He will spearhead sustainability and innovation for the frozen foods brand across key geographies nationally.
With over two decades of extensive experience in people management, sales, supply chain, strategy and business development in the FMCG and beverages space, Patnaik is known to strive for results, the company said in a statement on other day.
In his previous stints, he has worked for organisations including Coca-Cola India, Dabur Ltd., and Cargill India.
In his last role with Cargill, Patnaik worked in the capacity of managing director leading pan India sales & distribution network and multi-channel go-to-market teams across segments.
McCain Foods (India) is a wholly owned subsidiary of McCain Foods Limited in Canada, one of the world’s largest producers of french fries and potato specialties. Since 1998, McCain has been engaged in agriculture R&D and in development of the frozen food market in India and subcontinent countries.