Chobani makes change at c.f.o.

by Eric Schroeder
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NEW BERLIN, N.Y. — Dipak Golechha, an 18-year veteran of Procter & Gamble, has joined Chobani, Inc. as chief financial officer. Mr. Golechha succeeds James McConeghy, who stepped down from his role in November.

“Dipak’s vast leadership and management experience, combined with our shared vision for Chobani, will support our continued growth and our future plans for expansion,” said Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and chief executive officer. “Dipak joins a strong leadership team and will play a critical role in ensuring Chobani maintains the financial strength and flexibility it needs to build on our momentum as we prepare for an even stronger year ahead.”

Mr. Golechha most recently was c.f.o. of global feminine health and hygiene at Procter & Gamble, and earlier he was c.f.o. of global snacks. He also worked as director of corporate acquisitions and divestitures at Procter & Gamble.

Mr. Golechha is the latest of several executive appointments in recent months and joins David Denholm, chief operating officer, and Peter McGuinness, chief marketing and brand officer, on the leadership team. Chobani also recently announced additional key appointments. Andreas Sokollek, who brings more than 24 years of operations excellence and project management experience, was named senior vice-president of supply chain and operations. In October, Alejandro Mazzotta was named vice-president of global quality, food safety and regulatory affairs.
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