Nordic confectioner Cloetta Fazer has announced the appointment of Eva Persson as managing director of its Swedish subsidiary.

Fazer previously worked as managing director of Coca-Cola Drycker Sverige for 12 years before joining the Cloetta as commercial director in 2006. She will take over from the group's deputy managing director, Curt Petri, on 1 June.

"I am very pleased to have an individual with Eva Persson's skill and experience in charge of our operations in Sweden," said Jesper Aberg, CEO. "Eva's in-depth knowledge of the company and the business will enable her to guide the company toward the goals that lie ahead in the Swedish market."

Last month, just-food reported on the long-running dispute between the two largest shareholders in Cloetta over the ownership of the company.

The two sides are in dispute over the size of their respective shares, which they attained after the 2000 merger of Swedish candy firm Cloetta and Finland's Fazer Konfektyr.