Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc. has appointed Yves Couette as its new Chief Executive Officer, to succeed existing CEO Perry Odak. Mr. Couette, one of Unilever's leading ice cream professionals, has worked in the United States, Mexico, Indonesia and the UK. He is a native of France. In meetings with employees, Mr. Couette vowed to build on what Ben & Jerry's as a business has achieved. He said: "As Ben & Jerry's goes on a tour of the world, we will never forget where we've come from, who our friends and family are and what we stand for."