Duncan McCulloch is the Regional President for Mars Middle East & Africa. Duncan has worked for Mars for over 20 years, starting his career in the UK in 2000 where he held a number of different sales and marketing roles. During his tenure at Mars, Duncan has worked across the Mars Chocolate, Gum,
Mint, Fruity Confections and Pet Care business categories holding many senior positions, spanning across many geographies including UK, Europe, Asia and Middle East.
In 2009 he was appointed as the Sales Director for Wrigley UK, helping to integrate the Wrigley business into Mars. Since 2012 Duncan has lived and worked outside of the UK, becoming the Mars General Manager for Czech Republic and Slovakia and in 2015 he was appointed as Mars VP for the Wrigley South Asia business based in Kuala Lumpur. In 2017 Duncan Moved to Dubai and was appointed as the General Manager for Mars Wrigley for Developing Middle East Africa, where he successfully integrated and transformed 4 separate business units into one formidable business.
In 2021, Duncan has been appointed as General Manager for Mars’ expanded Middle East and Africa unit, responsible for leading the entire business across Saudi and Gulf markets, Sub Sahara Africa, North Africa and Levant.
Having lived and worked across multiple geographies, Duncan is a seasoned business leader with excellent business management skills and extensive experience in leading complex businesses in both developed and developing markets. He is customer focused and passionate about building effective teams and developing talent.
A motivating, high energy business leader, Duncan has a track record of delivering results and has a reputation for focusing on the “how” in order to deliver sustainable success and change.
In addition to Duncan’s current role, he holds additional responsibilities as an Inclusion & Diversity Council Member for Mars Inc. globally as well as being the Project Sponsor for Mars Purpose Driven Business Innovation projects.