Narasimhan has nearly 30 years of experience in leading global consumer brands. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Reckitt, a multinational company, with operational expertise in the corporate arena and expertise in developing brands. Played a key role in driving the company to growth.
Melody Hobson, head of the Starbucks Board of Directors responded that Laxman Narasimhan is a great leader and his deep experience will accelerate the growth of Starbucks. Hobson’s testimonial is that Narasimhan excels as a brand builder, innovation champion and proactive leader.
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He helped grow Reckitt’s e-commerce business.
He has also held various executive positions in PepsiCo. Served as the company’s Global Chief Commercial Officer and CEO of PepsiCo Latin America and Europe.
Narasimhan previously worked at Mackenzie & Company for 19 years. He has held various roles in the consumer goods, retail and healthcare sectors in the US, India and Asia. Laxman Narasimhan holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pune and advanced degrees in German and International Studies from the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Proficient in six languages.