FoodDrinkEurope, Europe’s food and drink manufacturers’ organisation, has elected Mondelēz vice president Hubert Weber as its new president.
Weber has been a member of FoodDrinkEurope’s board since September 2013 and has contributed to the organisation on a number of health and nutrition issues.
He was appointed executive vice president and president of Mondelēz Europe the same year and is responsible for the company’s largest region by sales, generating about £10.8bn in annual revenues.
Between 2010 and 2013, Weber led the European and Global Coffee category for Mondelēz International. He oversaw the expansion of the Tassimo brand and new product launches – such as Millicano whole-bean instant coffee.
“It is a great honour to represent the European food and drink sector as president of FoodDrinkEurope at this dynamic and critically important time for our region,” said Weber.
“As a leading economic contributor and employer in Europe, I look forward on behalf of my colleagues to engaging with our key partners and to representing the best interests of our industry, consumers and employees.”