HT Media has announced the appointment of Praveen Someshwar as CEO & MD of the media house.
Praveen, 51, was the Senior Vice President and General Manager, North Asia, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and other islands in the Asia Pacific region at PepsiCo where he has spent over two decades, including stints as the CEO of both the beverages and the foods businesses of PepsiCo India.
Praveen joined PepsiCo as Finance Manager – Mumbai in 1994.
Thereafter he progressed through a series of senior roles within the organization. He moved to the position of MUGM -West in 2004 and then in 2005 he took over as India Planning Director. In 2007, he took over as India Beverages CFO, and then was appointed as Chief Operating Officer for the Bottling Operations PepsiCo India in year 2009.
Praveen articled with AF Ferguson & Company and studied to be a Chartered Accountant. He also added ICWA qualification to his educational background.
Praveen is married to Kavitha, who is associated with Genesis Foundation – an NGO working for children and has a daughter named Aditi.
Praveen is also invested in several startups. Stay Simple Resorts, an operator of mid-budget hotels is one such startup. Praveen Someshwar along with a few friends has invested money in the Bangalore based resort chain startup.