US: Chobani names P&G exec Golechha CFO

By Katy Askew | 3 December 2013

Greek yoghurt maker Chobani has appointed Dipak Golechha as chief financial officer.

Golechha previously served as CFO of Procter & Gamble's global snacks division. In his new post at Chobani, Golechha will oversee financial, accounting and IT functions, reporting in to CEO Hamdi Ulukaya.

Commenting on the appointment, Ulukaya said Golechha's leadership and management experience would support "continued growth" and "future plans for expansion".

"Dipak... will play a critical role in ensuring Chobani maintains the financial strength and flexibility it needs to build on our momentum as we prepare for an even stronger year ahead."

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Chobani Names Dipak Golechha as Chief Financial Officer, Builds on Strong Leadership Appointments

NEW BERLIN, N.Y., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chobani, Inc., maker of America's No. 1-selling Greek Yogurt brand, has named Dipak Golechha Chief Financial Officer. Golechha joins Chobani after 18 years at Procter & Gamble, where he held a variety of finance, operational and management positions, including CFO of the Global Snacks Division.

He will report directly to Hamdi Ulukaya, Chobani's Founder and CEO, and will oversee Chobani's financial, accounting and IT functions. He replaces James McConeghy, who stepped down from his role in November.

"Dipak's vast leadership and management experience, combined with our shared vision for Chobani, will support our continued growth and our future plans for expansion," said Hamdi Ulukaya. "Dipak joins a strong leadership team and will play a critical role in ensuring Chobani maintains the financial strength and flexibility it needs to build on our momentum as we prepare for an even stronger year ahead."
Golechha added: "Chobani is a fast growing, important and highly relevant brand in the world today. I'm very excited to join a world-class team to help take the business to the next level."

Golechha is the latest of several executive appointments in recent months and joins David Denholm, Chief Operating Officer, and Peter McGuinness, Chief Marketing and Brand Officer, on the leadership team. Chobani also recently announced some additional key appointments in core areas - Andreas Sokollek, who brings more than 24 years of operations excellence and project management experience, as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Operations. In October, it named Dr. Alejandro Mazzotta as Vice President of Global Quality, Food Safety, and Regulatory Affairs, bringing to the team more than two decades of leadership at global packaged goods companies.

Original source: Chobani

Sectors: Dairy

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