WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mars Ukraine has announced the appointment of Natalia Chernyshova as its new General Country Manager in Ukraine. Natalia previously held the position of Integration and Transformation Leader for the Mars Wrigley Confectionary in Central Eurasis & Belarus (CEAB) and Turkey, where she has lead the transformation with widely acknowledged excellence and supported smooth integration of the Wrigley and Multisales businesses in 12 countries of the cluster.

Prior to that Natalia was General Manager of Wrigley Ukraine and demonstrated excellent business performance not only in terms of business transformation, targets achievement, strategic initiatives launch, but also in terms of great team engagement during the turbulence period and bringing back the growth mindset to the organization.

Natalia joined Mars in Ukraine in 2013 as a Petcare segment director where she created a capable and engaged Petcare team and ultimately increased the importance of the Petcare segment within the Mars Ukraine portfolio. Prior to Mars Natalia spent 12 years with the Coca-Cola Company having multiple positions of growing responsibilities in the area of marketing, business intelligence and strategy development.


Mars entered the Ukrainian market in 1994, and focused its efforts on two goals – chocolate production and products for pets. In 1998 a representation office was opened in Kiev, and since 2004 this has become an independent division, with its own Board of Directors. There are now more than 200 Associates working at Mars Ukraine, and they sell the company's product in all areas of the country.

Mars occupies leading positions in the Ukrainian market for pet food and pet care product, and is in the top five leaders in the chocolate production segment. In Ukraine, Mars offers such well-known and favorite brands as SNICKERS®, MARS®, TWIX®, BOUNTY ®, M&M’S®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, CHAPPI®, WHISKAS®, KITEKAT®, SHEBA®, and others


MARS UKRAINE is a subsidiary of Mars Inc., an American global manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, other food products and a provider of animal care services that produces some of the world's best-loved brands. More than 100 years ago, a young Frank C. Mars started making candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen.

From that simple beginning, his son Forrest built Mars into the mature company it is today, first by creating the MILKY WAY® bar with his father and later by expanding the business overseas and diversifying into new categories like pet care and food.

Today, the Mars family of Associates is more than 100,000 strong in over 80 countries around the world with over $35 billion in sales. Through all that growth, Mars has remained a private, family-owned business, with passionate Associates. Mars Inc. is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), www.USUBC.org, and its over 220 members, congratulate Natalia Chernyshova on her new appointment and look forward to working with her and her colleagues in Mars office in Ukraine.  USUBC wishes Natalia the best of success.

USUBC NOTE: Mars Ukraine is a long-time member of U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), Washington, D.C. www.USUBC.org.