Chief Growth Officer

Born in 1967 in Azerbaijan.


Business address: 17, boulevard Haussmann – 75009 Paris – France


Chief Growth Officer

Personal background – experience and expertise

Nigyar holds a business degree from Nottingham Business School, UK, and a Science degree in Molecular Biology from Moscow State University, Russia.


She started her business career in 1991 in pharmaceutical marketing, working for Boots and Smith Kline Beecham in the UK and Russia.


In 1998, Nigyar joined Mars Russia, where she held several senior marketing and sales positions across the entire Mars product portfolio.


In 2006, she became Regional President of Mars Petcare Russia.


Nigyar was a member of Mars Petcare Executive Committee since its establishment in 2009.


In 2012, she was appointed Global Chief Marketing Officer of Mars Petcare, based in the Brussels HQ.


In 2014, Nigyar took responsibility of Regional President for Mars Petcare Europe, Russia and South Africa, based in London.


In 2016, Nigyar became Global President of Mars Pet Nutrition, based in London.


In 2019, Nigyar joined Danone as Executive Vice President, Growth and Innovation.


Nigyar Makhmudova is a Non-Executive Board Director of Jungbunzlauer, a leading global manufacturer of natural biodegradable food ingredients.


As of November 2020, Nigyar is appointed Chief Growth Officer.