Carol Robert has been announced as Lucozade Ribena Suntory’s chief operating officer for the UK and Ireland following the departure of Peter Harding.
Harding was promoted to CEO of Suntory Beverage and Food Europe.
“We have incredibly bright talent, hugely admired brands and a go-getting Yatte Minahare attitude that I believe makes us unique in this industry,” Carol said.
“I inherit a company in great shape, with a set of leading brands that are fit for the future and I couldn’t be prouder to be leading Lucozade Ribena Suntory.”
Robert joined the group originally in 2013, as the UK managing director, responsible for the Lucozade and Ribena brand in preparation for their sale to the group.
She later joined the executive committee of the newly form LRS group before moving to Belgium to lead the company’s general operations there.
She returned to the UK in 2018 in a European role to accelerate the group\s talent strategy.
“Since its establishment in 2014, Lucozade Ribena Suntory has been growing from strength-to-strength. I am delighted that Carol Robert will be leading this next exciting growth phase of our business in the UK and Ireland,” added Peter Harding, chief executive officer SBFE.
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