UCC Europe announces new CEO

UCC Europe

UCC Europe has announced the appointment of Samuel Hadorn as its new European Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Samuel will lead UCC’s European business, which provides a total coffee solution to retail and out of home partners, from 1 January 2023.

Samuel Hadorn, previously UCC Europe Chief Financial Officer (CFO), takes on the CEO role from Paul Molyneux, who steps down having led the business since 2018.

The change of leadership coincides with a new organisation structure, in effect transitioning from a regional organisation to European commercial Business Units, including Retail, Out of Home, and Ueshima supported by Functions including operations, marketing, sustainability, finance, HR and IT.

“Our new structure will enable us to unlock the full potential we have within our business, improving customer experience across Retail and Out of Home,” says Hadorn.

“We are putting coffee at the heart of everything to make sure that customers get the right coffee at the right time for the right price. To make this happen we are investing in new roasters, new packing lines and further expanding our maintenance teams.”

Prior to his current role, Samuel was CFO of UCC Spain and Portugal having joined the business in 2011 from Swiss chemical multinational Clariant.

Samuel, who is a Swiss national born in Bolivia, studied economics at university of St Gallen (HSG), Switzerland, and lives in London, with his young family.

For more information, visit the UCC Europe website.

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