Molson Coors announces Sergey Yeskov new President and CEO

USA - Molson Coors Brewing Company has announced that Sergey Yeskov, currently Chief Sales & Customer Excellence Officer, has been promoted to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer, Molson Coors International, effective January 1, 2018. Yeskov had successfully led Molson Coors Croatia & Bosnia business to sustained share and profit growth before transferring…

Brazilian food processor BRF appoints new CEO amid company struggles

BRAZIL - Brazilian food processor BRF has appointed José Aurélio Drummond Jr to the position of CEO to turn around the fortunes of the struggling company, and will take over from Pedro de Andrade Faria, who remains as CEO until 22 December. Drummond previously served as chief executive of appliance maker Whirlpool, aluminium manufacturer Alcoa…

Fonterra CEO Theo Spierings to chair global dairy body

NEW ZEALAND – Global Dairy Platform, which leads the development of a collaborative, unified approach on common industry issues and the nurturing of innovative research in the dairy industry, has appointed Fonterra CEO Theo Spierings as new chairman of the body, effective 16 November. According to Fonterra, Mr. Spierings said he was pleased to be…

Zambeef restructures, joint CEO Carl Irwin to retire early 2018

ZAMBIA – Leading Zambia-based agribusiness and food manufacturer and retailer Zambeef Products has announced that its Joint Chief Executive Officer Dr. Carl Irwin will retire from the business in March 2018, as part of a restructuring exercise of its top executive managers. Dr. Irwin founded Zambeef in 1994 together with Francis Grogan, who will take over…

Backward integration has built our capacity, improved local content – Nestle MD

NIGERIA - The Managing Director, Nestle Nig Plc, Mr. Mauricio Alarcon, has said his company’s Backward Integration Policy (BIP) and the use of more familiar and common ingredients has not only improved the nutritional profile of their products, but also boosted the economy. At the launch of the company’s new variant of seasoning, Maggi Naija…

AB InBev announces new North America President and CEO 

USA – AB InBev has announced that Michel Doukeris will be appointed president of its North America business and CEO of Anheuser-Busch. Michel will succeed João Castro Neves, who decided to step down from the role as president to pursue other opportunities after a ‘long and distinguished career’ with AB InBev. Doukeris joined AB InBev…

Mondelēz taps former Coke exec to President, North America business

USA - Mondelēz International has announced that Glen Walter, 49, will join the company beginning November as Executive Vice President and President, North America responsible for leading the company's US$7 billion business in the United States and Canada. The maker of famous brands including Oreo and belVita biscuits, Triscuit and Good Thinscrackers, Trident gum and Halls cough drops announces the appointment of Glen after the recent…