Two more senior Cadbury executives have left the business in the wake of the confectioner’s takeover by Kraft Foods.

Ignacio Ricou, president of Kraft’s European gum and candy operations and Tamara Minick-Scokalo, president of the chocolate unit on the continent, have decided to quit “for family reasons”, Kraft said.

“Each of these decisions is distinct to the individual and, though disappointing to us, we are grateful to both Ignasi and Tamara for their commitment, passion and leadership which they have brought to our businesses,” the US food giant said.

Kraft has promoted internally to replace Ricou and Minick-Scokalo. Maurizio Brusadelli will succeed Ricou as head of the company’s gum and candy unit, while Patrick Satamian will fill Minick-Scokalo’s role leading the European chocolate business.

Since Kraft acquired Cadbury for GBP11.5bn (US$18.21bn) in February, other notable departures have included Phil Rumbol, head of marketing in the UK and Ireland, and Mark Reckitt, who was chief strategy officer in Cadbury.

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