Kerry Group’s Taste and Nutrition division, a world leader in providing food and beverage solutions, has announced that it has appointed Malcom Sheil as president and CEO of its business in Europe.

Malcolm joined Kerry as a graduate accountant from Dublin City University in 1988. He spent three years in the U.S. as plant controller and corporate commercial controller, before his promotion to finance director for Kerry Mexico and then to finance director for Kerry South America in 1998. In 2003, Malcolm was appointed president of Kerry’s LATAM business and served in that role for 13 years. He returned to Ireland recently, after being appointed president & CEO of Kerry Europe.

Commenting on his appointment, Malcom Sheil said: “I am thrilled to be appointed to lead this region for Kerry Taste and Nutrition. It is a very exciting time for our industry as we continue to respond to and provide solutions to the evolving demands and requirements of consumers across Europe. Our food and beverage heritage has helped position us strongly as our technologies and systems allow us to create customised solutions for our customers. The taste and nutrition of products are intricately linked and we will continue to invest heavily in research and development to ensure that we can bring tasty and nutritious solutions to our growing client base.”

Malcolm speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese and believes strongly that to understand consumer demand in a region, one must to delve into the culture and be truly able to bring local insight to customers.