Italian food and beverage group Parmalat has appointed Nick Wentzel as director and CEO of its South African subsidiary.

Wentzel will take over from Theo Hendrickse who announced his decision to leave the company to the board of directors in April.

Wentzel has developed extensive experience in the FMCG industry and Agri-industry and is the former CEO of Astral Foods Limited, a company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.