Ms. Mansharan Seth

Advisor
Tata Trusts
India

Mansharan Seth leads the public-private partnerships portfolio for the Nutrition Team at Tata Trusts. She is spearheading their unique collaboration with MARS Inc., to develop highly nutritious and affordable food solutions to serve those unreached by regular market channels. Her work spans from product development, research and efficacy testing, down to designing the right distribution and marketing channels via innovative solutions.

Prior to working at the Trusts, she was the Co-founder and CMO at Yummade. It was a unique venture, offering freshly made, artisanal food products free of any chemicals or preservatives. It was ahead of its time perhaps, offering the consumer made to order food solutions in the comfort of people’s homes. She was instrumental in developing a network of dis-aggregated suppliers who received orders at the end of each day, prepared the product next morning, which was then delivered to the customer by day end. She played in key role in the setting up of their operations in Mumbai and led their marketing team as well.

Mansharan has an extensive career rooted in the FMCG industry spanning nearly a decade at Glaxo SmithKline and also 2 years at Procter & Gamble. At GSK she led brand marketing, working across the Horlicks portfolio for several years, spanning across brands such as Junior Horlicks, Horlicks, Horlicks Lite and the launch of Women’s Horlicks. She also led Global marketing for Sensodyne, based at Weybridge, U.K.

At P&G, she led portfolio sales for Mumbai region working with their local distributors. It was her career in the FMCG industry, particularly her work on Horlicks that led to a keen desire to work in the area of nutrition where she could make a lasting impact towards the alleviation of malnutrition in India.

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