Procter & Gamble, the company popularly known for its Pringles brand, has named the excutive to lead its snacks business.

John Goodwin, vice president of finance and accounting has been named president of global snacks and pet care, with immediate effect.

Chairman and CEO AG Lafley said: "With his vast experience across our businesses and strong leadership skills, John is a superb choice to lead the investment in and growth of our snacks and pet care businesses."

Separately, P&G said Steven Jemison will succeed James Johnson as chief legal officer.