Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé UK & Ireland, Dame Fiona Kendrick has decided to stand down as the CEO of the UK & Ireland market but will continue to serve as Chairman providing strategic support to the Company.
Stefano Agostini, currently President & CEO of Nestlé Waters Italy will succeed Fiona as Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé UK & Ireland. The new appointments come into effect from 1st July 2017.
Stefano joined Nestlé in Italy in 1989 as Regional Sales Manager, rising rapidly through a range of senior roles, becoming National Sales Director for Nestlé Waters Italy in 2001. In 2004 he transferred to the UK & Ireland market as Country Business Manager for Nestlé Waters UK before returning to Italy three years later as President & CEO of Nestlé Waters Italy.
Dame Fiona has headed up the UK and Irish market since October 2012, originally joining the Company in 1980 in the commercial area and has held a variety of positions both in the UK and globally having headed Nestlé’s global coffee business unit for six years prior to taking up her current position.
A well-known figure in the industry she was created Dame Commander of the British Empire for services to the food industry and support for skills and opportunities for young people in 2015.
Fiona has served as President of the Food & Drink Federation and a UK Commissioner for Employment and Skills. She is currently a Board member of the Institute for Apprenticeships.
Nestlé UK & Ireland employs 8,000 employees across 20 sites.
Source: Food Ingredients First
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