Irish food and ingredients manufacturer Kerry group has appointed Edmond Scanlon as its new chief executive.
He succeeds Stan McCarthy, who became chief executive of the company in January 2008. McCarthy is to retire as director at the end of the year.
Edmond joined Kerry’s graduate development programme in Ireland in 1996. He worked in finance until his appointment as vice president of finance, supply chain and operations at Kerry’s Global Flavours Division in 2004.
In 2007, he was appointed vice president of mergers and acquisitions for the Americas Region, before being appointed global president of Kerry Functional Ingredients & Actives in late 2008.
In 2012, he was appointed president of Kerry China, prior to his appointment as president and ceo of the Asia-Pacific region in November 2013.