Vidya Sivaraja has been appointed by New Zealand-based multinational Fonterra to manage their business in Malaysia and Singapore, the first Sri Lankan to lead Fonterra’s country markets.
Ms. Sivaraja is currently Fonterra Sri Lanka’s General Manager of Marketing.She began her career at Fonterra in 2004 as a Group Brand manager and drove the growth of the local dairy business under the Anchor Newdale brand, and thereafter has moved up the ladder including a regional position in Singapore in 2007. Commenting on her new role, she said, “The opportunity is incredibly exciting and I am honoured to step up to the challenge. I am looking forward to working with the fantastic team of people we have in both markets to unleash the energy in our business, strengthen our brands’ leadership positions and develop high quality dairy solutions to delight our consumers.”
Sunil Sethi, Managing Director of Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka & the Indian Sub-Continent, said, “Our people are our biggest asset and we want to grow with them as they grow their careers. Vidya is a strong leader with a proven track record. Her story is a reflection of the unique opportunities available to inspiring leaders to take on challenging and interesting work across the globe. I am incredibly proud of Vidya and know that the Malaysia and Singapore business will greatly benefit from the different perspectives she will bring. We wish her the very best in her new role”.