Givaudan appoints Louie D’Amico new President for its Flavours Division

SWITZERLAND – Global flavours and colours specialist Givaudan has appointed Louie D’Amico as President of the Flavour Division and member of the Executive Committee. He succeeds Mauricio Graber who has left Givaudan to become Chief Executive Officer at Chr. Hansen, the Danish provider of dairy and food industry solutions. Louie D’Amico, a holder of BSc…

PepsiCo appoints Mike Spanos as new Chief Executive Officer, Asia

ASIA - PepsiCo, Inc. has announced that Mike Spanos, currently President, PepsiCo Greater China Region, will become Chief Executive Officer, Asia, Middle East and North Africa (AMENA), effective January 1, 2018. Following the changes, Sanjeev Chadha, who is currently Chief Executive Officer of AMENA, will become Chairman of AMENA through the end of Q1 2018.…

Nestlé’ changes infant nutrition business structure, appoints R&D head

SWITZERLAND - The world’s leading food, nutrition and health company, Nestlé has decided to change the management of its infant nutrition business unit ‘to enhance further the company’s ability to win in this high-growth category’ from January 2018. The company plans to move the infant nutrition unit from the globally managed Nestlé Nutrition to a regionally…

FrieslandCampina appoints Jaska de Bakker new CFO

NETHERLANDS - The supervisory board of Royal FrieslandCampina has appointed Jaska de Bakker the new Chief Financial Officer of the Dutch dairy co-operative, as the company continues its restructuring processes to meet new market needs. Bakker will succeed Hein Schumacher, who was recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of the company. Both will begin their roles…

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…

Campbell Soup Company appoints Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

USA - Campbell Soup Company has appointed Monica Diaz Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, where she is set to lead the company’s enterprise-wide diversity and inclusion strategy. The role also includes creating new programs and enhancing existing initiatives to foster an inclusive culture and diverse workforce that mirrors Campbell’s consumer base. Diaz will also act as…

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…

Former Nakumatt Marketing head takes up Uchumi COO role

KENYA - Uchumi Supermarkets has appointed ex-Tesco executive Andrew Dixon as chief operating officer (COO) exactly a month after he left rival Nakumatt where he served as chief marketing officer. He joined Nakumatt in November 2016 in a move by the retailer’s management to seek outside assistance to help turnaround the business that is struggling…