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Pladis Appoints Global CEO

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Pladis Appoints Global CEO

Pladis Appoints Global CEO
January 23
11:36 2019

Pladis, one of the world’s leading snacking companies, has appointed A Salman Amin as global CEO. He will take over the leadership officially in February.

With a strong reputation in the food and drink sector, Salman Amin takes up the role after a highly successful international career spanning 30 years and three continents. Most recently, he was the Global Chief Operating Officer, Global Commercial Division for SC Johnson & Son where he was accountable for all categories and geographies. During his tenure at the family-owned enterprise, Salman Amin was successful in rejuvenating its portfolio of global brands, building a world class marketing organisation, accelerating innovation speed to market, driving growth in operating profit margins, and leading a programme of cultural transformation that empowered people to ‘play to win’.

Previous to joining SC Johnson, Salman Amin was PepsiCo’s Chief Marketing Officer and also held significant roles across the business including President PepsiCo, United Kingdom & Ireland and other leadership roles during his 17 years at the company. He also spent 10 years at Procter & Gamble working in the United States, Germany, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland.

A Salman Amin.

An insights-focused, energetic leader, with comprehensive global experience across marketing, sales and operations, Salman Amin thrives at the centre of brand and business development: as CMO at PepsiCo, he led all facets of marketing for the company’s multiple billion dollar brands across insights, sports marketing, digital, media buying, and capability and people planning; he led PepsiCo’s move to front-of-pack labelling in the UK encouraging well-informed consumer decision-making; he was a leader in successfully expanding the PepsiCo snacks portfolio globally with iconic brands like Lays and Doritos.

Welcoming Salman Amin to the company, Murat Ulker, Chairman of parent group Yildiz Holding, said: “Pladis is just over two years old and already we’re fast becoming a global snacking leader. With Salman’s proven track record in driving transformation and growth among global FMCG players, we’re delighted to welcome him to lead our ambitious and entrepreneurial team.”

Salman Amin will be accountable for all the categories and geographies of the company, from Europe, America, Africa to Middle East, Central Asia and Far East. He will build on Pladis’ focus to strategically diversify its global brand, McVitie’s, alongside Ulker and a range of Godiva chocolates exclusively for consumer-packaged goods channels and core markets. He will also focus on inspiring a global workforce to capitalise on ever-changing, multi-channel, dynamic environments.

Salman Amin commented: “I’ve built a career on seeking out opportunities to rewrite the rules, diversify and be part of consumer evolution. At Pladis we have the opportunity to make our local favourites global stars, and share the heritage of our biscuits and confectionery with the world. I’m looking forward to joining my new colleagues as we embark on this journey together.”


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