Coca Cola appoints Brian Smith as new COO in key changes in top leadership

EUROPE - The Coca-Cola Company has announced key changes in top leadership, including the election of a new president and chief operating officer and a succession plan for the chief financial officer. The board of directors today elected Brian Smith to serve as president and COO, effective Jan. 1, 2019, and will report to James…

Nestle Zone Asia CEO to leave the company in new changes in the executive board

ASIA – Nestle, a Swiss transnational food and drink company, has reported that Wan Ling Martello, CEO of Zone Asia, Oceania and Sub-Saharan Africa (AOA) and a member of the Nestlé Group Executive Board, will leave Nestlé after seven successful years at the company on December 31, 2018 to explore new horizons. According to the…

Müller Milk & Ingredients completes Dairy Crest integration, appoints new CFO

UK - Müller Milk & Ingredients (MMI) CEO Patrick Müller has confirmed completion of Britain’s largest ever dairy industry integration, set out his strategy for the future of the US$1.96 billion fresh milk, cream, butter and ingredients business, and confirmed a key executive board appointment. According to the company, Brian Watson has been appointed as…

Nigerian Breweries’ Corporate Affairs Director Kufre Ekanem resigns

NIGERIA - Corporate Affairs Director and member of the Executive Committee of Nigerian Breweries Plc, Kufre Ekanem has resigned from his duties effective 1st October, 2018. According to BeverageIndustryNews, Kufre is leaving to start a career at a culture, marketing and public relations consultancy firm, Philosoville Limited. A graduate of the University of Calabar, Calabar,…

Yum! Brands promotes Vipul Chawla to President of Pizza Hut International

USA - Yum! Brands, Inc., an American fast food company, has announced the promotion of Vipul Chawla, 50, to President of Pizza Hut International, reporting to Yum! Brands Chief Executive Officer Greg Creed, effective December 3, 2018. Chawla, who currently serves as Managing Director of Pizza Hut Asia-Pacific, will assume responsibility for driving the brand…

BRF CEO Pedro Parente to leave company in mid-2019

BRAZIL - Chief Executive Pedro Parente of Brazilian meat packing company BRF SA has announced plans to leave the company and that the current Chief Operating Officer Lorival Luz would succeed him in the CEO role. According to Reuters, Parente told investors and analysts after a presentation in Sao Paulo that he will still participate…

Siggi’s appoints Carlos Altschul as new CEO replacing Bart Adlam

USA - Siggi’s, the Lactalis-owned maker of Icelandic-style yogurt, has appointed Carlos Altschul as its new CEO, replacing Bart Adlam who has left the company to pursue a new business opportunity. According to the company, with the rise in consumer demand for cleaner, higher-quality foods with lower sugar, it views this as the optimal time…

Danish Crown appoints Andrew Cracknell as new CEO of Tulip Food Company

UK - Danish Crown, a global meat processing company, has appointed Andrew Cracknell as the CEO of its UK business Tulip, four months after Steve Francis stepped down from the role. According to FoodBev, Cracknell started his career with the ABP Food Group more than 25 years ago. Having worked in both the fresh and…

Tesco CEO calls on transparency of global food industries about their food waste data

UK - Tesco CEO Dave Lewis, has called on the global food industry to be more transparent and publish their food waste data, to ensure that no food goes to waste across the global food chain. According to FoodBev, Lewis announced his call for action at the Champions 12.3 conference in New York, with a…

ADM’s Alpharetta-based nut subsidiary names Clint Piper as new president

USA - Archer Daniels Midland Co.’s Alpharetta based Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts has announced Clint Piper as the new president of the subsidiary. Piper joined ADM in 2007, and has served in multiple leadership roles, including commercial management positions in Valdosta, Georgia, and Kershaw, South Carolina. Most recently, he was general manager, North American…