USA – American multinational food and beverage company Kraft Heinz has announced the appointment of five new members to its executive leadership team. 

Pedro Navio, who currently serves as the president of the company’s taste, meals, and away from home unit in North America, has been promoted to the role of president of the North America unit of the company. 

He succeeds Carlos Abrams-Rivera who will be assuming his new role as CEO in 2024.  

Abrams-Rivera said, “Over the past four years under Miguel’s leadership, we’ve made great progress and now have a solid foundation to build our future. 

“Our strategic plan maps our ‘jobs to be done’ in each of our ‘must-win’ markets and defines the areas where we believe we need to focus to accelerate our growth. Our updated structure is designed to help us activate that strategy – with a focus on profitable growth and a dynamic omnichannel plan,” he added. 

Meanwhile, the company is promoting Willem Brandt to president, Europe and Pacific developed markets. Willem has been with the company since 2021, and in his most recent role as president of continental Europe.  

Under his leadership, the company has significantly improved its top-line business in the region and reinvested in marketing and sales. 

Cory Onell, currently the president of US sales since 2020, is being promoted to Chief omnichannel sales and emerging markets officer. In his new role, he will lead global omnichannel sales and go-to-market capabilities. 

Bruno Keller, currently president Latin America, has been promoted to President West and East emerging markets. Being with the company since 2014, he has held roles including managing director for South Europe, and president, Canada.  

Diana Frost, currently chief growth officer for North America, has been elevated to Kraft Heinz’s chief growth officer. 

In her new role, Ms. Frost will accelerate growth globally through the company’s long-term plan, build brands through marketing excellence, and transform the company’s product portfolio through innovation, the company said. 

“I am incredibly proud these are internal elevations as it reflects the quality of the talent and focus on people development at Kraft Heinz,” said Abrams-Rivera. 

The new members will partner with incoming chief executive officer, Carlos Abrams-Rivera, who will succeed Miguel Patricio as CEO in 2024. 

The team members will take over their new posts in the beginning of fiscal year 2024.