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  • 17 Jun 2021

Avery Dennison announces leadership changes in Asia Pacific

Avery Dennison plant in Pune, Maharashtra

Avery Dennison has announced two key appointments for its Label and Packaging Materials (LPM) business. Pankaj Bhardwaj has been appointed as vice president, Marketing, Asia Pacific; while Saurabh Agarwal will take over the South Asia leadership role as senior director and general manager, LPM South Asia.

These changes come in sync with the growing importance of India and its resources for Avery Dennison, also with the company’s intent of strengthening the region’s voice at the APAC level and positioning India for the next phase of growth.    
As the region’s marketing lead for Avery Dennison’s largest business unit, Bhardwaj will be responsible for defining the strategic direction for product portfolios, sustainability, and innovation. He will also identify and drive new growth platforms while fostering collaboration across the industry. He will be relocating to Singapore.   
Bhardwaj has more than 20 years of progressive experience in sales, marketing, key account management and business management. Before joining Avery Dennison in 2012, he has worked for Asian Paints, 3M, and AkzoNobel in various capacities. Most recently, he held the position of vice president and general manager for the South Asia LPM business at Avery Dennison. He is a management graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Chemistry.   
Agarwal, in his new role, will be responsible for ensuring that the South Asia LPM business successfully executes its strategy and delivers its business objectives. This will include providing strategic and tactical direction to the region and further strengthening Avery Dennison’s position in the industry.   
Since joining Avery Dennison in March 2017 Saurabh has led significant transformation in the company’s processes with his focus and deep understanding of the business.   
Saurabh has had more than 14 years of progressive experience at Whirlpool Corporation before joining Avery Dennison, where he handled a diverse set of responsibilities in multiple finance and senior management positions in India and overseas. 


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