GLOBAL – American multinational food company Kellogg leads today’s executive appointment roundup that includes other senior hires at Mars Wrigley, Licious, and Triump Foods. 

New senior vice president of global supply chain named at Kellogg Co 

Battle Creek, Michigan, United States-based multinational food company Kellogg has named Rodrigo Lance as its new senior vice president of global supply chain at Kellogg Co.   

Mr. Lance began his career at Kellogg in 1997 and will succeed Alistair Hirst, who will be retiring later this year. 

He most recently has been vice president of Kellogg North America supply chain since November 2019. 

“Rodrigo is a natural fit to lead our global supply chain organization,” Mr. Hirst said. “He has proven through his extensive experience that he is highly capable of leading complex organizations that drive successful execution and prioritize the safety of our people.” 

Matt England promoted to president, CEO of Triumph Foods 

Across state in Missouri, Matt England has been elevated to president and chief executive officer of Triumph Foods, one of the largest pork processors in the United States. 

 He succeeds Mark Campbell, who will remain with the company as executive vice president of business development. 

Mr. England has been with Triumph Foods since 2006, most recently serving as chief operations officer. 

 He also has worked as chief integrated business strategy officer and director of strategic planning. 

Mars Wrigley Europe gets new president 

Meanwhile, in Europe, multinational confectionery and snack food company Mars Wrigley has appointed Marc Carena as its new regional president for Europe, CIS and Turkey. 

Carena succeeds Shaid Shah, who is now serving as the company’s global president of food, multi sales and global customers. 

Most recently, Carena was managing director of McDonald’s Russia, where he was responsible for over 850 restaurants and 65,000 employees.  

He also held several senior general manager, marketing and sales positions at Nestlé across Europe, Asia and Africa over nearly a decade. 

In his new role, Carena will be responsible for driving Mars’ “purpose-led” growth strategy across Europe, Central Asia and Turkey, leveraging his experience in retail, foodservice and FMCG. 

Licious makes new appointments to leadership team 

India’s leading online meat retailer Licious wraps today’s list with its two executive appointments.  

Vidyanand Krishnan has been named as the chief customer officer and Meeta Aggarwal as the new chief financial officer for the Bangaluru-based company.  

 Krishnan will lead the customer agenda and play a strategic role in driving customer retention and loyalty for the company.  

With previous roles at Dunzo, Walmart, Cognizant, and Accenture, he brings experience in retail and product management to his new role. 

Aggarwal will, on the other hand, focus on driving profitable and sustainable growth, cost efficiencies, effective working capital management and strong governance/controls for the firm. 

She has 18+ years of experience across financial planning, controllership, business partnering, performance management and corporate governance.  

In her previous stint, she was the CFO – India and Southeast Asia at Anheuser BuschInBev India. She has worked across other organisations like Telenor and HCL.

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