News: Dole Asia ropes in Former Unilever executive to lead its Packaged Foods business

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Dole Asia ropes in Former Unilever executive to lead its Packaged Foods business

The newly appointed leader will be responsible for the global operations of Dole Packaged Foods and drive the company's continued innovation, growth and transformation across all markets.
Dole Asia ropes in Former Unilever executive to lead its Packaged Foods business

Dole Asia Holdings Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of ITOCHU Corporation has appointed Pier Luigi Sigismondi as President of its Worldwide Packaged Foods business. Takeshi Kumekawa, President and CEO of Dole Asia Holdings expects that with his diverse experience in leading growth for consumer goods across an extensive range of markets, Sigismondi will successfully combine the best from Dole's 168-year expertise, the strengths of ITOCHU and lead us towards a healthy and sustainable future. 

Sigismondi comes with an experience of over 20 years in consumer goods. Before joining Dole Asia, he was President of Unilever Southeast Asia and Australasia. In Unilever, Sigismondi was responsible for the total performance of one of Unilever's largest and fast-growing regions South East Asia and Australasia (SEAA); which encompasses 11 markets and a large portfolio of leading personal care, homecare, refreshment, and food brands. 

Besides heading the SEAA market for Unilever, Sigismondi has held multiple global senior executives, operations and board roles with Unilever and Nestlé, in addition to NED positions in Europe and the USA. 

A Master's Degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in the United States, Sigismondi is now excited for his new role at Dole Asia and is thrilled to join the company. 

Speaking on his appointment, he said, “Dole, an iconic brand that has long been committed to bringing a healthy lifestyle to people around the world for generations. I look forward to building further this purpose and fulfilling Dole's true global long-term profitable growth potential." 

Sigismondi will be based out of Singapore and focus on driving the company's continued innovation, growth and transformation across all markets. His years of industry experience in consumer goods will benefit Dole Asia’s packaged food business not only in the region but also globally. 

Image Credits: Marketing Interactive

Topics: Appointments, Leadership

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