Kerry Group appoints CEO to Europe Taste & Nutrition division

Kerry Group has announced the appointment of Thomas Hahlin Ahlinder to the role of president and chief executive officer (CEO), for Taste & Nutrition, Europe.

This follows the recent announcement that the former president and CEO Malcolm Sheil has been appointed to the new role of chief commercial officer.

Kerry Group has stated that Hahlin Ahlinder has over 20 years of commercial leadership experience and industry knowledge, including a strong network of customer relationships within the global and European taste, nutrition and health marketplace.

Thomas Hahlin Ahlinder

Prior to joining Kerry Group, Hahlin Ahlinder held roles across Europe with Danisco, Kivik Holdings and DuPont Nutrition and Health, with his most recent role being an executive board member at Döhler GmbH.

Commenting on the announcement, CEO of Kerry Taste & Nutrition Gerry Behan said: “I am delighted to welcome Thomas to this key leadership role as we work towards our vision of being our customers’ most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition.

Our Europe region saw a significant improvement in the third quarter of this year with strong growth and business development across several areas including plant-based alternatives; snacks; and the retail channel.

“Thomas is joining a fantastic team which has consistently demonstrated agility and ingenuity in adapting to the changing conditions and I look forward to working closely with him as we work together to inspire food and nourish life,” Behan added.

Thomas Hahlin Ahlinder said: “I am thrilled to be joining Kerry and excited about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

“Kerry is a company with a rich history of market-driven and customer-connected innovation, a true leader in the taste and nutrition space and I look forward to working with the team on the next phase of growth,” he concluded.