Campbell Soup Co. has hired former investment banker Tarkan Gürkan as vice president for corporate development.

Gürkan, 40, will look to identify "acquisitions, strategic alliances and joint ventures", Campbell said today (14 May).

The former Nabisco Holdings and PepsiCo executive started his career at Turkish conglomerate Koc Group.

He will report to Campbell senior vice president and CFO Robert Schiffner.

Campbell could not be reached for further comment as just-food went to press.