Richard Smyth

General Director, Mars

Mr. Smythe has been the head of Mars’ regional representative office since 2009.

He joined the company in 1988, first holding various positions in the research and sales departments of the English office. In 1995, he joined Mars Russia/CIS as Regional Sales Director. In 2000, he led the French representative office of Masterfoods (a Mars subsidiary) and in 2001 the Greek representative office. Since 2003, he has been the General Director of Mars Russia/CIS.

Prior to this, from 1984 he worked in the technology and research department of ICI Chemical.

He is a graduate of Oxford University specializing in chemistry.