UK: Kraft promotes Brusadelli to head UK, Irish arms
- Kraft Foods appoints Maurizio Brusadelli to head UK & Ireland
Brusadelli has been with Kraft for 19 years
Kraft Foods has appointed a replacement for Nick Bunker as head of its operations in the UK and Ireland.
Maurizio Brusadelli, a company veteran, will replace Bunker, who is to become CEO of KP Snacks, United Biscuits' recently-separated snacks unit next month.
Brusadelli has been with Kraft for 19 years, during which time he has worked in a number of senior roles within its European organisation.
He ran Kraft's Iberia business as general manger, and most recently headed up its pan-European gum and candy operations in Zurich.
UK & Ireland Leadership Change
We can confirm that Nick Bunker has decided to leave the business and we are delighted to confirm the appointment of Maurizio Brusadelli as President, Kraft Foods UK&I.
Maurizio has been with the company for 19 years and has worked in a number of senior roles in our European organisation. He ran our very successful Iberia business as General Manger, and has most recently headed up the pan-European Gum & Candy category based in Zurich. Maurizio began his career for the company in his native Italy. He and his family will move to the UK as he takes up his new role.
Maurizio Brusadelli commented, ‘Kraft Foods UK&I is one of our biggest businesses and I am immensely proud and excited to be taking on its leadership. It is of course the home of Cadbury, and a range of fantastic brands including Kenco, Oreo, Belvita, Philadelphia and Trebor. The UK&I business is in great shape - it is outgrowing its peers, investing in its future and is going from strength to strength. I very much look forward to helping shape its future.'
Nick has decided to take up an opportunity with another organisation. He has spent 12 years with Kraft Foods, working in both Europe and the Middle East. In 2008 he moved his family back to the UK to take up the leadership of Kraft Foods UK&I and has overseen the subsequent combination of Cadbury and Kraft Foods, creating a highly effective and growing business.
Nick Bunker commented, ‘I have had 12 fantastic years with Kraft Foods and have immensely enjoyed my time here. I am particularly proud of the work and achievements we have made in combining two huge businesses in Cadbury and Kraft Foods in the UK & Ireland to create one that is in great shape and outgrowing its peers. I will miss my colleagues, the business and its much loved brands, but I wish them all well for the future.'
Original source: Kraft Foods UK
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