P&G announces new Vice President and Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand

Kumar Venkatasubramanian Appointed P&G Vice President and Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand

Kumar Venkatasubramanian


10 June, 2020

SYDNEY: Leading consumer goods company, Procter & Gamble (P&G), today announced the appointment of Kumar Venkatasubramanian (Kumar), as Vice President and Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand.

Kumar joined P&G’s Sales division in India in 2000. After successfully leading a major sales distribution expansion project in India, he also completed an international assignment for P&G in Brazil. Most recently, Kumar was Sales Director and Oral Care Commercial Leader, P&G India.

In his new role for Australia and NZ, Kumar will be responsible for leading the company’s local sales and market operations. He was hand-picked for this position because of his extensive sales and leadership experience, having led a team of over 200 people, and track record for creating category growth.

Kumar said: “I am thrilled to be joining P&G Australia & New Zealand. This team has an exceptional reputation for building strong brands that serve consumers and bringing meaningful, superior innovation to the local market.

“I have been particularly impressed by how well the P&G Australia & NZ team has managed throughout the COVID-19 crisis. They have truly supported one another to protect our organisation, be a force for good in the community and serve our customers at a time when our health and hygiene products are needed the most.”

Kumar will succeed Vivek Gupta, who will be leaving P&G for family reasons.

“I also want to acknowledge the leadership and outstanding contribution of my colleague and friend, Vivek Gupta, who guided P&G Australia & New Zealand through a period of great success and built such a strong and capable organisation. I wish him all the best as he leaves P&G after over 20 remarkable years of service.”

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