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2 Sisters Food Group Appoints New CEO

    2 Sisters Food Group Appoints New CEO

2 Sisters Food Group,  Britain’s biggest food manufacturer, has appointed Ronald Kers as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective from June 1st. Ronald Kers is the former Global CEO of Muller, the €6 billion international food company, and he brings with him more than two decades of experience at global FMCG companies including Nestle and […]

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Ornua Appoints Chief Executive Designate

    Ornua Appoints Chief Executive Designate

The Board of Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, has appointed John Jordan as Chief Executive Designate. John Jordan will assume the role of Chief Executive on 30 June 2018 when he will succeed Kevin Lane, who announced his resignation as CEO on 12 December 2017.
John Jordan is currently CEO of Ornua Foods […]

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Pladis Hires New Chief Commercial Officer to Build FMCG Powerhouse

    Pladis Hires New Chief Commercial Officer to Build FMCG Powerhouse

Building on the strength of its leadership team, pladis,  the global biscuit and confectionery company with operations in 130 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas, has appointed Dmitry Ivanov to the newly created global position of Chief Commercial Officer. Joining the company as part of the Executive Committee, Dmitry – also […]

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New CEO For Europe at ARYZTA

    New CEO For Europe at ARYZTA

ARYZTA has appointed Gregory Sklikas as CEO Europe as a sucessor to Dermot Murphy, who has decided to step down from his position. Gregory will join ARYZTA at the end of May 2018 with Dermot providing mentoring and support as Gregory transitions into the role on Dermot’s departure at the end of August.
ARYZTA CEO, Kevin Toland […]

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Vion Names New CEO

    Vion Names New CEO

Vion, the international meat group, has appointed Ronald Lotgerink as its new CEO with effect from 1 September. Ronald Lotgerink is currently the CEO of Zwanenberg Food Group, a leading European producer and exporter of meat products, canned meat, snacks, soups and sauces.
Ronald Lotgerink started his career at KPMG. In 1989 he joined Zwanenberg Food […]

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Mondelēz International Appoints Martin Renaud as Global Chief Marketing Officer

    Mondelēz International Appoints Martin Renaud as Global Chief Marketing Officer

Mondelēz International has named Martin Renaud as Global Chief Marketing Officer. In this position, Martin Renaud will be accountable for marketing the company’s portfolio of Power Brands such as Oreo and belVita biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolate; and Trident gum. He will oversee the teams responsible for brand strategy and agency relationships, marketing capability as well as media and digital.
“Martin is […]

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Boost For Ireland’s Food & Drink Industry as Bord Bia Announces Largest-ever Recruitment Drive

    Boost For Ireland’s Food & Drink Industry as Bord Bia Announces Largest-ever Recruitment Drive

In a major boost for the sector Bord Bia has announced that it is commencing recruitment for 29 new positions to support the continued growth and development of Ireland’s world-class food, drink and horticulture industry. This is the largest-ever recruitment drive for the organisation enhancing Bord Bia’s capabilities in the areas of consumer and market insight; marketing and communications; and business development. The new employees will […]

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Arla Foods Appoints New Head of German Business

    Arla Foods Appoints New Head of German Business

Markus Mühleisen (pictured) is Arla Foods’ new Head of Germany. As Managing Director and Group Vice-President Germany, he will be responsible for Arla Foods’ business in Germany and Austria. He will report to Peter Giørtz-Carlsen, Executive Vice-President and Head of Europe at Arla Foods.
Markus Mühleisen succeeds Winfried Meier. He will be leaving Arla Foods at […]

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New Chief Executive For Tate & Lyle

    New Chief Executive For Tate & Lyle

Tate & Lyle, a global provider of ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries, with operations in over 30 locations worldwide, has appointed Nick Hampton as Chief Executive with effect from 1 April 2018. Nick Hampton is currently Chief Financial Officer and a Board member of Tate & Lyle.
Nick Hampton succeeds Javed […]

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Dairy Crest Appoints Tom Atherton as Deputy Chief Executive

    Dairy Crest Appoints Tom Atherton as Deputy Chief Executive

Dairy Crest has appointed Tom Atherton as Deputy Chief Executive with immediate effect. He retains his responsibilities as Group Finance Director.
Tom Atherton.
Since his appointment to the Board in 2013, Tom Atherton has taken on additional responsibilities including the chairmanship of Frylight, the strategic leadership of Dairy Crest’s Butters, Spreads and Oils business, and more recently […]

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New Head For Givaudan Flavour Division

    New Head For Givaudan Flavour Division

Givaudan has announced the appointment of Louie D’Amico as President of the Flavour Division and a member of the Executive Committee. Louie D’Amico will succeed Mauricio Graber, currently President of the Flavour Division, who will leave the Company to become Chief Executive Officer at Chr. Hansen, a global bioscience company. Louie D’Amico, currently Head of […]

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New CEO For Chr. Hansen Holding

    New CEO For Chr. Hansen Holding

The Board of Directors of Chr. Hansen Holding has appointed Mauricio Graber (pictured) as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as of 1 June 2018. Mauricio Graber (54) has been President of the Flavours Division of Givaudan and a member of Givaudan’s Executive Committee since 2006.
Mauricio Graber holds a BSc in Electronic Engineering from Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in […]

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Changes in HKScan Group Leadership Team

    Changes in HKScan Group Leadership Team

Mikko Forsell has been appointed as HKScan’s CFO and a member of the Group Leadership Team, reporting to President and CEO Jari Latvanen.
As CFO, Forsell will be responsible for leading and developing the Group’s Finance function and related processes. Group Treasury and IR as well as ICT, Sourcing and Internal Audit will be reporting to him.
Mikko Forsell.
Before […]

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Mark Tyldesley Appointed Managing Director at Muntons

    Mark Tyldesley Appointed Managing Director at Muntons

Muntons, has announced the appointment of Mark Tyldesley as Managing Director of the Stowmarket-based malt and malted ingredients manufacturing company. Mark joined Muntons eight months ago as deputy Managing Director and will move into his new role at the beginning of January 2018.  He has previously held senior positions within several major international companies and over […]

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Change of Leadership at Alpro

    Change of Leadership at Alpro

Bernard Deryckere, current CEO of Alpro who has been leading the company for the last 16 years, is stepping down and handing over management responsibility to Sven Lamote. Sven Lamote will be tasked to prepare the Alpro plant-based business for its next stage of growth as the company’s new General Manager, building on Bernard Deryckere’s […]

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Value of Irish Foodservice Market Rises to Reach Record €7.8 Billion in 2017

    Value of Irish Foodservice Market Rises to Reach Record €7.8 Billion in 2017

Bord Bia released the findings of its 2017 Irish Foodservice Channel Insights Report in advance of its annual foodservice seminar which took place in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. The report shows that Ireland’s foodservice market continues to grow and is now valued at a record €7.8 billion, comprising over 33,000 individual outlets. The foodservice market […]

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New Chief Executive For Carbery Group

    New Chief Executive For Carbery Group

Carbery Group, the Irish food ingredients, flavours and cheese business, has announced the appointment of Jason Hawkins as the new Chief Executive and a Director of the company. He will take over from Dan MacSweeney when he retires after 25 years as CEO at the end of December 2017.
Originally from Tralee, Co Kerry, Jason is currently […]

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PM Group Appointment

    PM Group Appointment

Andrew D Skibo (Andy Skibo) has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the US board of PM Group, the international engineering, architecture and project management firm headquartered in Ireland. Andy is currently Head of Global Biologics Operations and Head of Global Engineering and Global Real Estate for Astra Zeneca, responsible for mAb and vaccine production operations […]

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Newly Merged Mercury Packaging and CPS Flexible Appoint Group Engineering Manager

    Newly Merged Mercury Packaging and CPS Flexible Appoint Group Engineering Manager

Leading flexible packaging manufacturers, Mercury Packaging and CPS Flexible, have appointed Carl Woolrich (pictured) as Group Engineering Manager, responsible for optimising production efficiencies and developing new technical capabilities across both the Leicester and Nottinghamshire sites.
Carl is the first key appointment since the two businesses merged to create a major flexible packaging company with combined turner […]

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New Chief For Kellogg Company

    New Chief For Kellogg Company

The board of directors of Kellogg Company has unanimously elected Steven A Cahillane as Chief Executive Officer of the global cereal and snack company effective from October 2, 2017, to replace John A Bryant, who has decided to retire. Cahillane most recently served as President and CEO of The Nature’s Bounty Co, a leading health […]

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Hein Schumacher to Succeed Roelof Joosten as CEO of FrieslandCampina

    Hein Schumacher to Succeed Roelof Joosten as CEO of FrieslandCampina

Hein Schumacher will become Chief Executive Officer of Royal FrieslandCampina on 1 January 2018, succeeding Roelof Joosten, who will resign. Hein Schumacher became a member of the Executive Board and Chief Financial Officer of FrieslandCampina on 1 January 2015. Previous to this, he worked, among others, at Heinz in both financial and general management positions […]

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Ireland’s Ancient East Food and Drink Guide for Visitor Experiences Launched

    Ireland’s Ancient East Food and Drink Guide for Visitor Experiences Launched

Fáilte Ireland (National Tourism Development Authority) has launched ‘Ireland’s Ancient East – A Guide for Food and Drink Visitor Experiences’ for food businesses who wish to diversify into tourism in Ireland’s Ancient East region. The guide will provide businesses with the tools to help give visitors an unforgettable experience by sharing the great stories of our […]

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Arla Foods Bolsters UK Online Strategy With New Head of E-commerce & Digital

    Arla Foods Bolsters UK Online Strategy With New Head of E-commerce & Digital

Arla Foods UK, the country’s leading dairy co-operative, has appointed Steve Millard as its new Head of E-commerce & Digital. The newly created role forms part of Arla’s wider ambitions to increase the proportion of its online sales in the UK to 20% by 2025, as more shoppers than ever turn to digital retailers to […]

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Paul Vernon is New Chairman of Dairy UK

    Paul Vernon is New Chairman of Dairy UK

Dairy UK has elected Paul Vernon, Chief Executive of Glanbia Cheese, as its new chairman, to succeed Dr David Dobbin. Paul Vernon, who has worked with Glanbia for 22 years, says of his new role: “For me it is a huge privilege to be elected chairman of an organisation that puts itself at the forefront […]

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Ireland’s First Degree Course in Brewing and Distilling Receives Worldwide Recognition

    Ireland’s First Degree Course in Brewing and Distilling Receives Worldwide Recognition

As Institute of Technology Carlow prepares to welcome the first intake of students on Ireland’s only honours degree course in brewing and distilling, the programme has received a huge endorsement by becoming one of only four in the world to achieve recognition by the prestigious Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD). And Walsh Whiskey Distillery, […]

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Calling Ambitious Innovators Who Want to Shape the Future of the Irish Food and Drink Industry

    Calling Ambitious Innovators Who Want to Shape the Future of the Irish Food and Drink Industry

Bord Bia and Maynooth University have teamed up to offer an industry-first programme which aims to enhance the innovation capabilities within the Irish food, drink and horticultural sector.  The MSc Design Innovation (Food) is currently seeking applications from individuals with a creative flair, a passion for innovation and a genuine ambition to develop a career […]

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SPX FLOW Appoints Pierre Sbabo as Vice President, Food and Beverage in EMEA

    SPX FLOW Appoints Pierre Sbabo as Vice President, Food and Beverage in EMEA

SPX FLOW has announced the appointment of Pierre Sbabo as the Vice President of its Food and Beverage business in EMEA. He comes from a strong background in the water and process technology markets with truly international experience. With a Master’s Degree in Marketing and International Business from ESC Chambery, Sbabo has worked for global leaders […]

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Irish Food Companies Encouraged to ‘Think Digital’ and Maximise Online Retail Opportunity

    Irish Food Companies Encouraged to ‘Think Digital’ and Maximise Online Retail Opportunity

Bord Bia has announced a partnership with the Digital Marketing Institute to offer Irish food and drink companies an opportunity to grow and develop their online presence with a view to increasing brand awareness and sales. ‘Think Digital’ is a 6-month digital marketing programme available to all Irish food and drink companies designed specifically to address the […]

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New Chairman For Premier Foods

    New Chairman For Premier Foods

Premier Foods has appointed Keith Hamill, OBE, as non-executive Chairman to replace David Beever who is stepping down after nine years with the company and five years as Chairman. Keith Hamill, OBE, will join the Premier Foods board on 1 October as non-executive Chairman designate and will be appointed as Chairman on 9 November.
Keith Hamill, […]

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Major Board Changes at Real Good Food

    Major Board Changes at Real Good Food

Real Good Food, the diversified food business, has appointed Harveen Rai as Finance Director and Company Secretary. Harveen Rai replaces David Newman, who will be stepping down from the board with immediate effect but who will remain with the company for a period of time in order to ensure an orderly handover.
Real Good Food has […]

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Bacardi Announces New Europe Regional President

    Bacardi Announces New Europe Regional President

Family-owned Bacardi, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, has named Francis Debeuckelaere, a 23-year veteran of the company, as Regional President of Europe with immediate effect. He succeeds Mahesh Madhavan, who in March 2017 was named the successor to Michael J Dolan when he retires as CEO. Mahesh Madhavan will spend the […]

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Dirk Van de Put to Become CEO of Mondelez International as Irene Rosenfeld Retires

    Dirk Van de Put to Become CEO of Mondelez International as Irene Rosenfeld Retires

Mondelēz International’s board of directors has unanimously selected Dirk Van de Put, current President and CEO of McCain Foods, to succeed Irene Rosenfeld as CEO of Mondelēz International, as she steps down effective November 2017. Van de Put will also join the company’s board of directors. Rosenfeld will continue as Chairman of the board until March […]

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Leadership Change at McCain Foods

    Leadership Change at McCain Foods

McCain Foods’ board of directors has unanimously approved the appointment of Max Koeune (pictured above) to the role of President and CEO from November 1st, 2017. He will succeed Dirk Van de Put, who is leaving the business after seven great years in the role of President and CEO to continue his successful career at […]

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Unite and Pladis in UK Set ‘Gold Standard’ For Apprenticeship Training

    Unite and Pladis in UK Set ‘Gold Standard’ For Apprenticeship Training

Unite, the UK’s largest union, and pladis, the global biscuit and confectionery company behind the iconic McVitie’s brand, have signed an Engineering Apprenticeship Agreement in the UK. The agreement sets the gold standard for apprenticeships and by 2020 the partnership will have enabled close to 50 new apprentices to be recruited into engineering roles at pladis.
This […]

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Senior Leadership Changes at PepsiCo

    Senior Leadership Changes at PepsiCo

Ramon Laguarta.
PepsiCo has announced three senior leadership appointments that support the company’s strategic priorities and growth agenda. Ramon Laguarta, currently CEO, Europe Sub-Saharan Africa (ESSA), will become president of PepsiCo, reporting to chairman and chief executive Indra Nooyi.
In his new role, Ramon Laguarta will shape PepsiCo’s corporate strategy, work closely with business units to deliver […]

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Weetabix UK and Ireland Makes Two Senior Appointments

    Weetabix UK and Ireland Makes Two Senior Appointments

Weetabix Group has appointed marketing director, Sally Abbott as managing director of Weetabix Food Company, succeeding Giles Turrell. Francesca Davies, currently head of Category, succeeds Sally Abbott as marketing director of Weetabix Food Company UK and Ireland.
The appointments follow the completion of the £1.4 billion (US$1.7 million) acquisition of Weetabix Food Company by Post Holdings, […]

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GEA Appoints Martine Snels as New Member to the Executive Board

    GEA Appoints Martine Snels as New Member to the Executive Board

Martine Snels.
The Supervisory Board of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft has appointed Martine Snels to GEA’s Executive Board with effect from the beginning of October 2017. She will assume responsibility for GEA’s regions and countries organisation. Following her appointment, GEA will be headed by an Executive Board consisting of five members.
“We are delighted to welcome Martine Snels […]

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2 Sisters Strengthens its Board

    2 Sisters Strengthens its Board

Richard Pike.
Boparan Holdings, trading as 2 Sisters Food Group, has announced two new appointments to its board. Richard Pike is to be appointed as its new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and current chief operating officer, Martyn Fletcher, is being appointed to the main Boparan Holdings board from July 1st 2017.
Richard Pike will join 2 […]

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New Head at Raisio

    New Head at Raisio

Pekka Kuusniemi (pictured) is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Raisio, the Finnish plant-based nutrition group. He will take up his new post at the beginning of November 2017. He transfers to Raisio from the position of President and CEO of the Oras Group.
Matti Perkonoja, Chairman of Raisio’s Board of Directors says: “Pekka […]

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ARYZTA AG Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

    ARYZTA AG Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

ARYZTA, a global food business with a leadership position in speciality bakery,  has appointed Kevin Toland as Chief Executive Officer. He joins ARYZTA from daa plc which operates Dublin and Cork airports, ARI (a global retailer in travel retail) and daa International where he has served as Chief Executive since 2013. He previously held the […]

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Pernod Ricard UK Confirms Two Promotions at its Senior Commercial Team

    Pernod Ricard UK Confirms Two Promotions at its Senior Commercial Team

Ian Peart, currently Channel Director, On-Trade for Pernod Ricard UK, has been promoted to the position of Business Development Director, reporting directly to Laurent Pillet, Managing Director of Pernod Ricard UK. Ian Peart has over 20 years’ experience in the drinks trade, the last 11 years at Pernod Ricard UK, firstly as Field Sales Controller […]

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New CEO For Nestlé UK & Ireland

    New CEO For Nestlé UK & Ireland

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé UK & Ireland, Dame Fiona Kendrick has decided to stand down as the CEO of the UK & Ireland market but will continue to serve as Chairman providing strategic support to the company. Stefano Agostini (pictured above), currently President & CEO of Nestlé Waters Italy will succeed Dame […]

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Patricia Callan Appointed Director of Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland

    Patricia Callan Appointed Director of Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland

Patricia Callan has been appointed to the role of Director of Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland, the trade association that represents brewers, distillers, brand owners and distributors in Ireland, and will take up the position immediately. Patricia joins ABFI from the Small Firms Association (SFA) where she has been Director since 2006.
Patricia Callan, Director of […]

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Food Processing Veteran Joins AB Systems as New Sales Director

    Food Processing Veteran Joins AB Systems as New Sales Director

AB Systems is meeting growing demand for its award-winning materials handling and process cooling services with the appointment of Milton Shelley (pictured) to the role of Sales Director. A highly experienced and well-known figure in the food processing arena, Mr Shelley is charged with delivering technical sales services to AB Systems’ wide client base, a […]

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Kerry Group’s Taste and Nutrition Division Appoints New President and CEO of Europe

    Kerry Group’s Taste and Nutrition Division Appoints New President and CEO of Europe

Kerry Group’s Taste and Nutrition division, a world leader in providing food and beverage solutions, has announced that it has appointed Malcom Sheil (pictured) as President and CEO of its business in Europe.
Malcolm joined Kerry as a Graduate Accountant from Dublin City University in 1988. He spent three years in the US as Plant Controller […]

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New Director at Snowbird Foods

    New Director at Snowbird Foods

Helen Swan.
Snowbird foods has appointed Helen Swan to the key post of commercial director and she joins joint managing directors Albert McGovern and Philip Paul on a three person board. Well known in the food industry, Ms Swan joined the fully cooked sausages and meatballs company in 2003 and was latterly its national accounts manager. […]

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New Country Business Manager For Nestlé Ireland

    New Country Business Manager For Nestlé Ireland

Nestlé has appointed Andrew Shaw (pictured) as the new Country Business Manager for Ireland. Andrew Shaw assumes responsibility for Nestlé Ireland’s operations and its wide portfolio of products across the confectionery, beverage, food and petcare categories.  He will lead the company in Ireland as it continues to expand its presence and deliver growth across its […]

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Leadership Change at Ferrero Group

    Leadership Change at Ferrero Group

The Ferrero Group has decided to introduce a new governance structure to strengthen its competitive position in the global chocolate and sweet packaged food market and to accelerate growth. Giovanni Ferrero (pictured), chief executive of Ferrero Group, will assume the role of executive chairman as of September 1st, 2017. As such, he will drive the […]

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The Coca-Cola Company Unveils Senior Leadership Appointments

    The Coca-Cola Company Unveils Senior Leadership Appointments

The Coca-Cola Company has announced a number of senior leadership appointments to drive its ongoing transformation into a growth-oriented, consumer-centered, total beverage company.  Key changes, which will be effective when President and COO James Quincey becomes Chief Executive Officer on May 1, include:
* Combining Global Marketing, Customer and Commercial Leadership, and Strategy into one combined […]

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Bacardi Unveils Leadership Succession Plan

    Bacardi Unveils Leadership Succession Plan

Family-owned Bacardi Ltd, the world’s largest privately held spirits company, has announced that Mahesh Madhavan (pictured), a 20-year Bacardi veteran who is currently a member of the company’s global leadership team and regional president of Asia, Middle East & Africa, will succeed Michael J Dolan, who will retire as chief executive Officer, effective April 1, […]

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New Chief Executive at Scotch Whisky Association

    New Chief Executive at Scotch Whisky Association

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has appointed a new chief executive. Karen Betts (pictured) joins the SWA after a 16 year career in the Foreign& Commonwealth Office (FCO), most recently as British Ambassador to Morocco. She becomes only the eighth head, and the first female chief executive, of the SWA in its 105 year history.
During […]

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Dave Howorth Joins SCALA

    Dave Howorth Joins SCALA

Dave Howorth (pictured) is joining the SCALA Consulting team as an Executive Director. Dave Howarth was previously Supply Chain Director for General Mills UK, Ireland, Germany and Nordics, one of the top ten food manufacturers in the world, and was responsible for overseeing Logistics and Supply Chain Development in a multi-national, multi-temperature and multi-channel environment.  […]

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University College Cork Appoints New Head of Food Business

    University College Cork Appoints New Head of Food Business

University College Cork has named Professor Thia Hennessy as the new Head of the University’s Department of Food Business and Development. The Department, which is part of the Cork University Business School (CUBS), undertakes teaching and research in the subjects of food business and marketing, international development and co-operative studies.
Professor Ciaran Murphy, head of the […]

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Graduate Trainees Taste the Future of Food Manufacturing

    Graduate Trainees Taste the Future of Food Manufacturing

Rising stars of the food industry saw and tasted the future when they visited the University of Lincoln’s National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM) as part of their graduate development programmes. The graduates, who are currently part of schemes at Marks & Spencer and Bakkavor, visited NCFM for dedicated training days to experience the technologies […]

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