Mars Petcare has announced the appointment of Paulo de Castro as its new chief financial officer.
de Castro joins the business from GrandVision, an optical retail business present in more than 40 countries, where he has been CFO since 2012. Prior to that, he worked for Unilever in a variety of roles, including as personal assistant to the Unilever Chairman, CFO for Canada, and CFO of the Unilever Supply Chain Company.
He boasts more than 25 years' worth of experience in finance, M&A, and business leadership, Mars said in a statement.
“We are very excited to welcome Paulo to Mars Petcare,” commented Poul Weihrauch, global president, Mars Petcare.
“He brings a wealth of exceptional knowledge and experience, and along with his lifelong love of animals, I am confident he will help us advance our purpose of creating: A Better World for Pets.”
Elsewhere, Claus Aagaard, chief financial officer of Mars Incorporated, said that he was hopeful de Castro would play a "leading role in the continued successful value creation strategy for Mars Petcare. [...] We are pleased to be building our capabilities both from within and by adding new team members like Paulo."
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