Leendert den Hollander, currently vice-president and general manager, Great Britain, Coca-Cola European Partners, has been appointed as the new president of UK-based food and grocery research and training group IGD.
He will come into the role on 1 January next year, succeeding former Asda chief executive Andy Clarke.
“I’m delighted to have been elected to the presidency by IGD’s Board of Trustees,” said den Hollander.
“This organisation has a unique role in bringing together our industry from farm to fork and with such important and high-impact charitable programmes, I look forward to continuing the excellent work that Joanne and the team have been delivering, with the support of Andy.”
Recent highlights at IGD include the development of the new IGD Healthy Eating programme, and the nationwide rollout of the Feeding Britain’s Future programme.
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