Campbell Appoints President, International
Campbell Soup Co. has appointed Luca Mignini (left) to SVP and president-Campbell International, effective Jan. 21, 2013, reporting to Campbell’s president and CEO, Denise Morrison. Mignini will oversee Campbell’s existing businesses in Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America, and will work to identify opportunities in new markets around the world, including emerging markets.
“Expanding Campbell’s international presence remains one of our top growth strategies, and Luca’s proven track record in leading change and business performance makes him the right leader for our talented international team,” said Morrison. During his tenure in the CPG industry, Morrison noted that Mignini has “successfully driven growth in Latin and South America, Greater China, Europe, Asia Pacific and Eastern Europe−areas where we currently operate as well as markets where we believe there is growth potential for our company,” she added.
Mignini joins Campbell from IGLO Group, Europe’s leading frozen food business, in which he has been CEO of the company’s Findus Italy division since October 2010, and serves on IGLO’s board of directors.
“I’m excited to join Campbell and its portfolio of global iconic brands, particularly as the company brings innovative products to consumers around the world,” Mignini said. “I look forward to accelerating growth in Campbell’s businesses in Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America, through both organic expansion and external development.”
Prior to his appointment, Mignini spent 20 years with SC Johnson working in various international and regional roles, among them SVP, Europe, Japan and Australia and New Zealand; VP, Central and South East Europe; VP, Greater China/ASEAN; and managing director, Andean region, where he restructured both product portfolios and production sites.
Camden, N.J.-based Campbell Soup Co.’s portfolio includes leading brands such as Pepperidge Farm, Arnott's, V8 and Bolthouse Farms.