US-food delivery service FreshDirect’s CEO Jason Ackerman abruptly steps down

USA - US-food delivery service FreshDirect has announced that its founder and CEO Jason Ackerman has stepped down from his role as chairman and CEO, and he will be replaced by the company’s co-founder David McInerney. FreshDirect is an online food shopping service which delivers to US consumers, and the company said that the move…

Marfrig Global Foods announces Eduardo Miron as new CEO

BRAZIL - Marfrig Global Foods, the second largest Brazilian food processing company, has announced Eduardo Miron as its new chief executive officer, replacing Martín Secco, who has led the company since 2015. According to the company, Miron joined Marfrig in 2010 and, since 2016, has been the chief financial and investor relations officer while also…

BRF appoints new CFO as strengthens its organizational structure

BRAZIL - BRF, the Brazilian company and the biggest food companies in the world, has made changes to its organization through the election of executives to the positions of Chief Financial & Investor Relations Officer, Integrated Planning Officer and Strategy, Management & Innovation Officer. According to the company, as part of the ongoing process to…

Nigerian Breweries appoints Emmanuel Oriakhi as new Marketing Director

NIGERIA- Nigerian Breweries has appointed Emmanuel Oriakhi as new Marketing Director based at the Heineken headquarters in Amsterdam, reported Beverage Industry news. He succeeds Franco Maria Maggi who has been transferred on secondment to Amsterdam to take up a higher position. Until Mr. Maggi’s transfer to Amsterdam, he has been the Marketing Director and Executive…

Jubilant FoodWorks appoints Kapil Grover as CMO of Domino’s Pizza

ASIA - India’s operator of the American pizza restaurant, Domino’s Pizza and Dunkin’ Donuts, Jubilant FoodWorks has appointed Kapil Grover as the new Chief Marketing Officer of Domino’s Pizza effective July 2018. According to a report by ET Retail, Grover will be responsible for leading the marketing strategy for the brand given his 18 years’…

PepsiCo India’s marketing head Vipul Prakash resigns, Vishal Kaul to take over

ASIA - PepsiCo India’s Senior Vice President-Beverage category and transformation Vipul Prakash has stepped down to pursue an entrepreneurial opportunity outside the company. He will be succeeded by Vishal Kaul who joined the company recently from Ola and has been associated with PepsiCo since 1999. "Vipul Prakash, Senior Vice President, Beverages Category, India Region has…

Hershey Company’s Chief Financial Officer Patricia A. Little to retire in 2019

USA - The Hershey Company, an American company and one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the world, has announced that Patricia A. Little, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, intends to retire from the company in the spring of 2019. The company said that Little has served as the company’s CFO since joining in…

Nestlé Waters North America names Yumi Clevenger-Lee as Vice President and CMO

USA - Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) has announced that Yumi Clevenger-Lee has been named Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, effective August 1, 2018. According to the company, Clevenger-Lee replaces Antonio Sciuto who has made the decision to leave NWNA to consider opportunities both within and outside of Nestlé. Clevenger-Lee is a seasoned and…

Fonterra announces Miles Hurrell as interim CEO

NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra Co-operative Group, a multinational dairy co-operative, has announced that Miles Hurrell will take over as the Co-operative’s interim Chief Executive with immediate effect. According to the company, Mr Hurrell is currently the Co-operative’s Chief Operating Officer, Farm Source – the unit responsible for working directly with the Co-operative’s farmer-owners. In that…

UAC Foods appoints Oladele Ajayi as new Managing Director

NIGERIA - The Board of UAC Foods Limited, a joint venture between UAC of Nigeria Plc and Tiger Brands has appointed Oladele Ajayi as new Managing Director, reported Beverage Industry news. His appointment follows years of experience at Nigerian Breweries Plc where he joined in 1989 as an assistant brewer, served in various roles including…