Jan Bennink named chairman of CoffeeCo

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DOWNERS GROVE, ILL. — Jan Bennink has been named chairman of the board of CoffeeCo, which is Sara Lee Corp.’s international coffee and tea business. Mr. Bennink is currently executive chairman at Sara Lee.

“I believe this business and its leading brands have tremendous promise, and by focusing on innovation, marketing and operational efficiencies we will be successful,” Mr. Bennink said. “I look forward to continuing to work closely with the CoffeeCo management team and its new leader, Michiel Herkemij, to help this great business reach its full potential.”

Before joining Sara Lee in January, Mr. Bennink was chief executive officer of Royal Numico and had management positions with Groupe Danone, Benckiser Gmbh and Procter & Gamble.

CoffeeCo brands will include Douwe Egberts, Senseo, Pickwick, Maison du Café, L ‘OR, Café Pilao and Marcilla.

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