Shaid joined Mars in 2007 as Sales Director for Impulse in the U.K. Chocolate business. He progressed rapidly, moving to Ireland in 2009 as General Manager within Multisales and then onto Australia in 2011 as General Manager for Food, serving as a member of the Global Food Leadership Team until 2015. He returned to Europe taking on the role of Regional President for Wrigley Europe based in Germany, before moving back to the U.K. in 2017, as the Regional President Mars Wrigley for Europe, CIS and Turkey. In 2018, he added responsibility for leading our newly created Global Ice Cream business unit.
In June 2021, he was appointed Global President of Mars Food, Multisales and Global Customers and a member of the Mars Leadership Team. In November 2021, it was announced that Mars Food and Edge segments will merge to create a single Human Food & Nutrition segment with Shaid taking on leadership of this new segment.
Shaid joined Mars after a successful career at AB InBev where he was Sales Director in the U.K., prior to which he held multiple senior leadership roles spanning Business Development, Strategy, Marketing and Sales.
As a business leader who has lived and worked in various countries over the last number of years, Shaid cares deeply about the impact of our operations on the well-being of people, communities, and our environment. It is important to him that we leave a better world for future generations.
Shaid lives in the U.K. with his wife Camilla, children Kamran and Zahra, and their dog Snickers. He enjoys many passions from sport to travel, and loves good food inspired by all things spicy. His passion for food is deeply rooted in his cultural heritage of growing up in a traditional Asian family where food, cooking and eating together was central to everything social. He is fluent in Urdu, Hindi, and Farsi.
- 2021Appointed Global President of Mars Food, Multisales and Global Customers
- 2017Becomes Regional President, Mars Wrigley Europe, CIS and Turkey
- 2011Moves to Australia as General Manager for Food
- 2007Joins Mars as Sales Director for Impulse in the U.K. Chocolate business