- Ram Raghvan has been appointed as the Managing Director of Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited as announced by company effective from August 01, 2019.
- It is a 213 years old consumer goods company established in 1806 by William Colgate.
- The Indian Arm was incorporated in 1937 as a fully owned subsidiary of its parent company based in the USA.
Ram Raghvan has been appointed as the Managing Director of Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited as announced by company effective from August 01, 2019. Before appointed as the MD, he served as Vice-President, Marketing of Asia Pacific division of Oral Care Company.
Who is Ram Raghavan?
Raghvan has been associated with Colgate India since 1997 and has progressed through a chain of leadership roles across different divisions and subsidiaries of the company. He moved to Hong Kong in 2003 to join the Asia Pacific Division as the Senior Brand Manager, Marketing. In 2004, he moves to Colgate China and managed the toothbrush and toothpaste business.
He was appointed as Vice-President of marketing in 2008 at Colgate Canada. He further returned to China in 2010 as the marketing director. In 2013, he became the general manager of the Latin America CIC, where he was important in developing the platform-based innovation model supporting organic growth in Latin America.
He was called back in 2016 and appointed the Vice President of Marketing in the Asia Pacific region.
An alumnus of Narsee Monjee College of Commerce, he graduated in bachelor of commerce in 1994. He further moved for his Masters in Business Administration in Marketing & Finance to Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, India.
History of Colgate-Palmolive
Colgate-Palmolive is a 213 years old consumer goods company established in 1806 by William Colgate. The company focused on the production, distribution, and provision of household, health care, and personal care products.
Today, Colgate has numerous subsidiary organizations spanning 200 countries, but it is publicly listed in only two, the United States and India.
Colgate-Palmolive in India
Colgate- Palmolive (India) Ltd. was incorporated in 1937 as a fully owned subsidiary of its parent company based in the USA. The company has provided its customers with high-quality products. This is an important factor in becoming one of the topmost FMCG companies in India.
Colgate- Palmolive (India) Ltd. markets its products under the brand names Palmolive and Colgate. The company has a wide distribution network that is spread all over the country. The subsidiary companies are Jigs Investments, Colgate-Palmolive (Nepal), Multi mint Leasing & Finance, and Passion Trading & Investment Company.