PepsiCo appoints Ram Krishnan as Chief Commercial Officer

USA – PepsiCo has appointed Ram Krishnan as new Chief Commercial Officer in charge of the food and beverage giant’s global operations. Ram is currently Chief Executive Officer, Greater China for PepsiCo and will continue […]

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa appoints Xavi Selga as new head of Kenya unit

KENYA – Coca-Cola Beverages Africa has appointed its long-serving Coca-Cola executive, Xavi Selga, as the new managing director for Kenya, Mayotte and Comoros. Mr Selga takes over from Daryl Wilson, who has been appointed to […]

Orkla appoints Jaan Ivar Semlitsch as new President and CEO

NORWAY – Orkla, the Norwegian branded consumer goods conglomerate has appointed Jaan Ivar Semlitsch as the firm’s new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective 1 December. He succeeds Peter A. Ruzicka, who left the […]

Oceana Group appoints Elton Bosch as new chief financial officcer

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s fishing giant, Oceana Group, has appointed Elton Bosch, as its chief financial officer and executive director of the company. According to a statement issued by the company’s board of directors, […]

Guinness Ghana appoints Sylvia Owusu-Ankomah as new Corporate Relations Director

GHANA – Guinness Ghana Breweries Plc, the country’s only total beverage company, has appointed Sylvia Owusu-Ankomah as its new Corporate Relations Director. Sylvia will replace Gabriel Opoku-Asare who was recently appointed as Head of Society […]

South Africa’s Taste Holdings appoints Dylan Pienaar as new CEO

SOUTH AFRICA – Taste Holdings, South Africa’s licensed operator of Starbucks Coffee and Domino’s Pizza, has appointed its chief operating officer, Dylan Pienaar, as chief executive officer effective. Dylan will replace Tyrone Moodley who stepped […]

Economic challenges are impacting on SA’s spirits segment, says Paul Scanlon

SOUTH AFRICA – Prevailing tough economic conditions in South Africa are changing consumers drinking habits, becoming more selective especially on spirits, says Paul Scanlon, managing director of Pernod Ricard in South Africa and Namibia. According […]

Hain Celestial appoints Seth Weis as Senior VP Business Development

USA – The American organic and natural products company, Hain Celestial has appointed Seth Weis as the Senior Vice President of Business Development, effective immediately. Mr. Weis will be reporting directly to Hain Celestial’s President […]

Tongaat’s corporate governance director Jenitha John resigns from the board

SOUTH AFRICA – Tongaat Hulett, South Africa’s diversified agribusiness firm, has announced the resignation of Jenitha John as the company’s corporate governance director. Tongaat said in a statement that Jenitha’s departure from the company’s board […]

Zimbabwean government unveils new boards for key agriculture parastatals

ZIMBABWE – The government of Zimbabwe has unveiled new board members across major agriculture parastatals in the country under the ongoing restructuring. This follows the approval of the head of state, President Mnangagwa, to dissolve […]