The UK-based snacking company pladis has announced the appointment of A. Salman Amin as global CEO.
Salman will be taking over the leadership officially in February.
A. Salman Amin
Salman has a 30-year career in the food and drink sector, most recently as the global chief operating officer, global commercial division for SC Johnson & Son where he was accountable for all categories and geographies.
Previous to joining SC Johnson, Salman was PepsiCo’s Salman and also held significant roles across the business including President PepsiCo, United Kingdom & Ireland and other leadership roles during his 17 years at the company.
He also spent 10 years at Procter & Gamble working in the United States, Germany, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland.
“I’ve built a career on seeking out opportunities to rewrite the rules, diversify and be part of consumer evolution,” Salman said.
“At pladis we have the opportunity to make our local favourites global stars, and share the heritage of our biscuits and confectionery with the world. I’m looking forward to joining my new colleagues as we embark on this journey together.”
Salman will be accountable for all the categories and geographies of the company, from Europe, America, Africa to the Middle East, Central Asia and Far East.
“pladis is just over two years old and already we’re fast becoming a global snacking leader,” said Murat Ulker, Chairman of Yildiz Holding.
“With Salman’s proven track record in driving transformation and growth among global FMCG players, we’re delighted to welcome him to lead our ambitious and entrepreneurial team.”
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