Nestlé India has announced the appointment of Antonio Helio Waszyk as managing director and chairman.

Waszyk is currently head of the Swiss food giant’s Food Strategic Business unit. He will take up his new role at Nestlé India at the beginning of October.

Waszyk replaces Martial Rolland, who will be leaving the company to take up “a new assignment” within Nestlé, Nestlé India said in a statement to the Bombay Stock Exchange.