Prior to joining Kellogg Company, Mr. Banati served in a variety of board and leadership roles at Kraft Foods, Cadbury Schweppes and Procter & Gamble. He has worked extensively across the Asia Pacific region, particularly in Australia, India, China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia and Singapore.
At Kraft Foods, he was President, North Asia and Asia Pacific strategy, leading the company’s operations in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Prior to that, Mr. Banati served as President, Pacific, for Cadbury Schweppes, leading its Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Singapore operations. He was also a member of the company’s Chief Executive Committee.
He is a member of the governing council of Food Industry Asia (FIA) and served as President of FIA from 2014 to 2016. He is also a member of YPO Singapore. He serves on the boards of the KelloggWilmar Joint Venture in China and the KelloggTolaram Joint Venture in Nigeria.
He received a Bachelor’s degree in commerce from Calcutta University and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from the Indian Institute of Management in Lucknow.