United Biscuits’ Executive Director Board Changes
United Biscuits ('UB'), a leading European manufacturer of biscuits, cakes and snacks, today announced the following senior management changes following the recent successful sale of its KP Snacks business.
UB’s Chief Executive Officer Benoit Testard will leave the Group on 19th April 2013. Benoit Testard joined UB in 1999 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2011. The UB Board would like to thank Benoit for his very significant contributions to the success of the Group over many years and wish him every success for the future.
UB is also announcing today the appointment of Martin Glenn as its new Chief Executive Officer with effect from 6th May 2013. Martin has been the Chief Executive Officer of Birds Eye Limited since 2006 and was previously Chief Executive Officer of Pepsico UK and Ireland where he led the growth of the Walkers Crisps brand.
David Fish, Chairman of UB, said:
“I would like to thank Benoit for his great service over the past 14 years. During that time he has made an enormous contribution to the business across a number of areas and roles. The board would like to thank him for his great contribution to the company and to wish him every success in the future.
“I am delighted to welcome Martin to UB. 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.”
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