UK: Tangerine names former UB chief Testard as CEO

By Hannah Abdulla | 16 January 2014

Tangerine owns Butterkist popcorn brand

Tangerine owns Butterkist popcorn brand

UK-based confectionery company Tangerine has appointed former United Biscuits CEO Benoit Testard as its new chief executive.

Testard, who joined Tangerine as a non-executive director in October 2013, will take up his new role from the beginning of March.

In the meantime Steven Joseph, currently chairman of the group, will assume the position of interim CEO in order to maintain the momentum of Tangerine's investment plans for 2014, the company said. 

The appointment follows the departure of Graham Hunter at the start of the year. Tangerine said Hunter left the business after two years at the helm for personal reasons. 

After joining United Biscuits  in 1999 as MD of its French business, Testard took charge of its Northern European operation in 2001, went on to become MD of its UK business in 2004, and took the role of CEO for the UB Group in 2011. Testard's career, spanning three decades, also includes time spent at Reckitt and Colman and Fromageries Bel Group.

Joseph, chairman of Tangerine, said: "Benoit Testard is an outstanding appointment for Tangerine. He brings deep experience in FMCG in the UK and continental Europe and a track record of great success."

Tangerine Confectionery produces a number of popular lines including Butterkist popcorn, WHam bar, Sherbet Fountain, Dip Dab and Henry Goode's liquorice.

Sectors: Confectionery

Companies: United Biscuits, Bel, Tangerine Confectionery

View next/previous articles

Currently reading -

UK: Tangerine names former UB chief Testard as CEO

There are currently no comments on this article

Be the first to comment on this article

Related research

Fromageries Bel SA : Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profile, SWOT & Financial Report

Synopsis Canadean's "Fromageries Bel SA : Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profile, SWOT & Financial Report" contains in depth information and data about the company and its operations. The profile contains a company overview, key facts, major produ...

Fromageries Bel SA in Packaged Food (France)

Fromageries Bel aims to maintain its positions in cheese and dairy products. In order to do so, the group will continue to focus on product innovation to support market trends: Developing new ways of consuming cheese other than the main ingredient of...

Dairy in Belgium

Dairy in Belgium industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2007-11, and forecast to 2016). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial m...

Related articles

UK: United Biscuits seeks to make Jacob's "relevant"

United Biscuits is unifying its portfolio of savoury crackers under the Jacob's "master brand" and launching a fresh drive to increase relevance and deliver incremental category growth.

UK: Tangerine Confectionery proposes Blackpool plant closure

UK confectioner Tangerine Confectionery has announced plans to shut down a plant in Blackpool. which sees 166 jobs put at risk.

NIGERIA: United Biscuits invests in local biscuit firm

United Biscuits has continued its international expansion with a move to buy a stake in Nigerian snacks group A&P Foods.

Welcome to the home of food information, insight & intelligence

Not a member? Join here

Decrease font sizeDecrease font sizeDecrease font size Increase font sizeIncrease font sizeIncrease font size Comment on this article Email this to a friend Print this page