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Premier Foods Appoints New Chief Executive

Premier Foods Appoints New Chief Executive
July 14
14:34 2011

Premier Foods has appointed Mike Clarke, currently president of Kraft Foods Europe, as chief executive with effect from 1st September 2011. Mike Clarke is one of the most senior executives in the European food industry.

In his role at Kraft he was responsible for managing the group’s entire European business, with revenues of $13b, 58 manufacturing sites and 25,000 employees, reporting directly to Kraft’s chairman and chief executive Irene Rosenfeld.

Mike Clarke.

Prior to taking up his role at Kraft Foods Europe, in 2009, Mike Clarke was president of The Coca-Cola Company, Northwest Europe (including the UK) & Nordics and was with the company for 12 years in a number of senior roles.

As previously announced, Robert Schofield, the current chief executive of Premier Foods, is retiring from the company and will now leave the business following a short handover.

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