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GODIVA appoints Manoj Loya as president of Greater China & Asia Pacific

GODIVA Chocolatier has appointed Manoj Loya as its president of Greater China & Asia Pacific, effective immediately.

Based in Shanghai, Loya will oversee the franchise’s APAC markets and pursue business expansion across Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore.

“GODIVA is a treasured brand that is beloved around the world and I am very excited and honoured to have this opportunity to lead our business in Greater China & Asia Pacific,” said Loya. “We have fantastic possibilities ahead of us and I am delighted to be able to work with such a talented team to shape the future of our business and deliver elevated and meaningful experiences to our consumers across all of our channels.”

Loya is a 20-year F&B veteran, with leadership roles at Baskin Robbins and Chaudhry Group on his CV. Prior to this announcement, Loyaas was serving as President of GODIVA, UK & MENAT, where he gained internal praise for tripling the brand’s retail footprint and developing a café concept.

“Our Brand is very strong in Greater China & Asia Pacific,” said Annie Young-Scrivner, CEO of GODIVA. “I’m thrilled to have Manoj lead our talented teams in this region to help us realize our full potential. He is a strategic leader who has a proven track record of catapulting businesses forward. I’m confident he will exceed our ambition of opening more than 750 cafes in this region.”

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