Nov 6, 2018
Lotte Confectionery has appointed Anindya Dutta as the new Managing Director of Havmor ice cream. The South Korean conglomerate, bought Havmor from Ahmedabad-based entrepreneurs for Rs.1,020 crore last year. Havmor was founded by Satish Chandra Chona in Karachi in 1944 and later moved to Ahmedabad after partition between India and Pakistan to create and start a revolutionary ice cream brand in 1951. Later Pradeep Chona carried forward the legacy till Lotte bought it.
Anindya Dutta is going to be the first ever Managing Director after Lotte acquired Havmor Ice Cream. Previously Dutta served as the VP, international business at Britannia and brings over 20 years of leadership experience in the food industry across business verticals and categories, including Bakery, Dairy and Confectionery.
Holding different responsibilities at Britannia for 17 years, his last assignment at Britannia was head of the Dairy and Bread business. Of recent he led the international expansion of Britannia as Vice-President.
After joining Havmor, his responsibilities and tasks will be to enhance the market value and brand equity of Havmor ice cream bringing it towards a top national position and at the other end to evaluate and build synergistic expansion. Dutta will lead the vision of Lotte in expanding its footprint across the country.
Lotte is exploring the global market and the possibility to export Havmor to South East Asia, Africa and Middle Eastern markets.