Mars Wrigley UK has announced Adam Grant’s appointment as General Manager (GM). With 25 years’ consumer goods industry experience, Grant joins Mars Wrigley from Danone, where he spent 17 years, most recently as Regional GM – Danone Dairy UK, Belgium, Netherlands and Ireland, where he led the team to deliver significant growth in sales and category share and was also instrumental in driving Danone’s purpose.
His appointment marks the first external hire into the UK GM role at Mars Wrigley.
Adam Grant, General Manager, Mars Wrigley UK, commented: “I’m really excited to be joining Mars Wrigley as a Purpose and Principles-led business that aligns so well with my own values. It’s fantastic to have the opportunity to grow such incredible brands as M&M’s, Galaxy and Extra – to name my own family’s favourites. After almost 90 years of making treats that put a smile on people’s faces, I’m looking forward to leading the UK team to write the next chapter for Mars Wrigley UK in a vibrant and very dynamic category.”
Shaid Shah, Regional President, Mars Wrigley Europe, Russia, CIS & Turkey, added: “We are delighted to welcome Adam to Mars Wrigley. It is clear that, beyond his wealth of experience and drive for results, Adam has a clear sense of purpose, strong personal values rooted in people and an agile mindset. I look forward to getting to know him better as we work together.”
Grant officially started in his new role on 1 March 2021.
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