United Biscuits has appointed former Iglo Group chief executive Martin Glenn as its CEO.

Glenn, who announced his resignation from Iglo earlier this year after six years at the helm, will take up the position from 6 May. He succeeds Benoit Testard who is resigning to “pursue other interests” after two years in the role. He will step down on 19 April.

Glenn led Iglo since the Permira-backed buyout of the business in 2006. Prior to that, he was CEO of PepsiCo’s businesses in the UK and Ireland.

“I am delighted to welcome Martin to UB,” said chairman David Fish. “He has an outstanding record of success at both Birds Eye Iglo and PepsiCo UK and Ireland. We look forward to him leading UB through the next stage of its successful development both in Western Europe and globally.”

Owned by Blackstone and PAI Partners, United Biscuits sold its salty snacks arm, which included brands such as McCoy’s and Hula Hoops, to Germany’s Intersnack, in December last year.