January 21, 2020
BSH has announced that Gunjan Srivastava will succeed Andreas Meier as UK and Ireland chief executive.
Srivastava will start in his new role in April, with Ting Mensing, chief finacial officer of BSH UK and Ireland, deputising in the role alongside her current responsibilities during the interim period.
Srivastava was previously BSH executive vice-president and head of the Asia Pacific region and has been with the company since 2014. He first joined in the role of CEO and MD of BSH India and during his time he was instrumental in building the brand portfolio and sales and customer service infrastructure in India.
His career progressed in July 2019 to running BSH businesses across India, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand as EVP and head of region Asia Pacific.
Srivastava said: “I’m delighted to be joining BSH UK and Ireland as the new CEO. It’s an exciting time to be taking over, as we look to build on the success the business has enjoyed during Andreas’s time as CEO.
“Working in the European market is an exciting opportunity for me, after over five years working across the Asia Pacific region, and I’m looking forward to getting started in the role in April.”
Prior to BSH, Srivastava was managing director of Sennheiser Electronics India and has also held senior positions in companies such as Philips, Gillette and Wipro.
Andreas Meier will begin in his new role as EVP, head of consumer product division at BSH, in February.
Meier said: “I’m pleased that Gunjan will be succeeding me as CEO in the coming months and I’m extremely confident the business will continue to have a successful time under his leadership.
“Despite numerous challenges and uncertainties during the past five years, we have enjoyed a huge amount of success and the foundation of this has been the professionalism and collaborative culture of our employees and customer base. I would like to thank everyone for their support during my time as CEO, and I look forward to seeing the business continuing its success in the coming years.”
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