Food and beverage brand specialist SSP has announced changes to its executive board and the creation of a new management structure based around five operating divisions.
SSP says that the changes, which come into effect on October 1, have been designed to ensure the company is better placed to meet its main objectives of growing sales, improving operational efficiency and fostering growth in key strategic markets.
The new structure will involve the formation of three new operating divisions – Nordic (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia), DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and WEMEA
(Western Europe, Middle East and Asia). The UK & Ireland division, headed by Mark Angela, and America & Canada division headed by Les Cappetta, remain unchanged.
Kalle Ruuskanen has been promoted from his current role as Managing Director of SSP Finland to be CEO of the Nordic region, while Cornelius Everke, currently Managing Director of SSP Germany, is promoted to the role of CEO for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Both will join the executive board.
In the WEMEA Division, Nick Inkster, who is already a member of the executive board, will take on responsibility for Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, in addition to his existing responsibilities for France, Belgium, Holland and Spain.
As a consequence of these changes, the Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific Division, previously managed by Johann Weinzettl, will cease to exist.