Aussie named as Chobani president

The American Greek yoghurt brand, Chobani, has appointed David Denholm, ex-MD at Kellogg Australia/New Zealand, as president and chief operating officer.

The company also named Peter McGuinness as its new marketing and brand officer, effective 22 July.

Denholm's appointment is effective 29 July.

"I founded Chobani with a vision to create something lasting—a company that creates nutritious, delicious products made with only natural ingredients for everyone," said Hamdi Ulukaya, Chobani founder and CEO.

"David and Peter share my passion and entrepreneurial spirit. I am confident their business intelligence, knowledge of the global consumer and vision is exactly what we need as we continue to grow our business."

According to retailingtoday, Denholm has more than 20 years experience in consumer packaged goods in the US and key growth markets like Asia.

His previous roles include president at U.S. Morning Foods; SVP, Kellogg Company; general manager for Kashi; and president, Kellogg Asia Pacific.

"Chobani is a once in a lifetime company — equal parts vision, passion, goodness and performance. I am deeply honored to join Hamdi and the rest of the organisation as we prepare to enter our next chapter," said Denholm.

Denholm and McGuinness will work closely with Ulukaya and the rest of Chobani’s management council to increase the company’s category leadership, enhance efficiencies and "continue to foster an entrepreneurial, value-driven culture," Chobani said in a statement announcing the appointments.


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