Ferrero Group names new managing director for ANZ


The Ferrero Group has appointed Massimo D’Ambrosio to lead its operations across Australia and New Zealand, as Craig Barker moves to head up operations for the Asia Pacific region. 

The appointment will see D’Ambrosio transition from his current role leading Ferrero’s business across Korea and Japan.  

As managing director for Ferrero Australia, D’Ambrosio will lead the confectionery business’ sustainable growth across the Ferrero Rocher, Kinder, Nutella and Tic Tac brands. He brings twenty years’ experience to the role, with senior leadership roles across some of Ferrero’s largest markets around the world. 

“Ferrero’s strong focus on sustainable and responsible growth guide everything we do, as we continue to bring some of the world’s best loved confectionery and sweet packaged food products to Australian and New Zealand consumers,” D’Ambrosio said. 

“I’d like to thank Craig for his significant contribution to the local business and look forward to working with the team and our retailer partners to continue to grow Ferrero’s position in market.” 

Ferrero Australia has delivered consistent growth across its iconic brands including Ferrero Rocher, Nutella, Kinder and Tic Tac in recent years. In his new role leading Ferrero Asia Pacific, Barker will be charged with overseeing the Ferrero Business across North and South East Asia as well as the Australian and New Zealand markets. 

“I am looking forward to working with Massimo to continue the development of the Ferrero business in Australia and New Zealand, building on the consistent growth of our core brands, whilst extending the Ferrero offering through new product development, such as the recent Nutella B-ready and Kinder Happy Hippo,” Barker said. 

Ferrero has ambitious sustainability goals that guide operations from raw ingredient selection right through to in-store. These goals align to four key pillars: protect the environment, source ingredients sustainably, promote responsible consumption and empower people. 

The Ferrero Group continues to define new commitments and targets that will drive further progress focused on reducing its footprint to 2030. 


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