Dairy cooperative Arla Foods amba has announced the departure of its UK managing director, Tomas Pietrangeli.
Pietrangeli, who leaves his position on June 30, has accepted the position of CEO of Danish retail group Dagrofa A/S.
His replacement in the UK will be Ash Amirahmadi, who is currently SVP – sales for Arla Foods in the UK.
Amirahmadi joined Arla Foods in 2004 from Unilever and has held several leadership roles across the business. He was appointed SVP – sales in 2016, responsible for the company’s 120 strong commercial team, all UK customer relationships and global lead for Walmart and Tesco. During this time, he has overseen sales growth of circa £200m ($264m) and 9% growth in the company’s branded portfolio.
Prior to his current role, he was vice president of milk, members and trading for five years, working with the cooperative’s 2,400 UK farmer owners, growing the company’s local milk supply from 1.6bn liters to more than 3.5bn liters and overseeing the merger of Arla with Milk Link in 2012, which brought 1,300 UK dairy farmers into the cooperative.
By: Jim Cornall
Source: Dairy Reporter