Nestlé Lanka PLC, a unit of Switzerland-based Nestlé S.A., yesterday announced the appointment of a new Managing Director with effect from January 1, 2013.
Accordingly, the present Nestlé Lanka Managing Director Alois Hofbauer will take up a new assignment as the Managing Director of Nestlé Malaysia and Head of Malaysia/Singapore and Ganesan Ampalavanar, currently Head of Sales South Asia and Region and Head of Sales, Nestlé India will be taking over as the Managing Director of the company.
Ampalavanar started his career with Nestlé Malaysia in 1991 as a management trainee. There, his early career moved through successive appointments in brand management, eventually to the position of Commercial Manager, Confectionary.
In 2001, he moved into sales, first as Brand Manager and was then promoted to Sales Director Malaysia in 2003. He took up his first international assignment in his current position in March 2008.
Ganesan is a Malaysian national graduated in Management (Accounting and Finance) from the University of Sains Malaysia in Penang and has attended postgraduate programmes at International Management Development, Switzerland.