Grocery think-tank appoints new president

By Gwen Ridler

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Coca-Cola European Partners vice-president has been appointed the new IGD president
Coca-Cola European Partners vice-president has been appointed the new IGD president

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Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) vice-president, Leendert den Hollander, has been appointed president of grocery think-tank IGD.

Hollander’s promotion comes three months after being appointed IGD vice-president. He will succeed Andy Clarke – former Asda chief executive – with effect from January 1 2017.

The appointment followed a range of leadership roles for Hollander in the food and drink industry and served as vice-president and general manager of Coca-Cola European Partners for the past two years.

He also served as ceo of Young’s Seafood from 2011–2014 and md of Findus Group in 2011.

‘Farm to fork’

Hollander said: “I’m delighted to have been elected to the presidency by IGD’s Board of Trustees. Thisorganisation has a unique role in bringing together our industry from farm to fork.

“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.”

IGD chief executive Joanne Denney-Finch welcomed Hollander to the role of president and praised his commitment to IGD.

“I’m hugely looking forward to working with him even more closely and building on Andy Clarke’s legacy,” ​said Denney-Finch.

‘Andy Clarke’s legacy’

Geraldine Huse, chairman of IGD’s Board of Trustees, thanked Andy Clarke for his work over the past two years as president.

IGD is a research and training charity which works with the food and grocery industries to understand and adapt to the demands of consumers.

The organisation has more than 1000 members across the food and drink supply chain.

Leendert den Hollander CV

  • IGD vice-president: July 2016 – present
  • CCEP vice-president and general manager Great Britain: June 2016 – present
  • Coca-Cola Enterprises Vice-president and general manager: May 2014 – May 2016
  • Young’s Seafood ceo: February 2011 – April 2014
  • Findus Group md: October 2010 – February 2011
  • Findus Group chief marketing officer: December 2009 – February 2011

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