Sara Lee names international executives

by Staff
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UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS — Two international executive appointments recently were announced at Sara Lee Corp. Harm-Jan van Pelt has been named chief operating officer of Rest of World of the International Coffee and Tea Rest of World division, and Eugenio Minvielle has been named chief operating officer of the International Coffee and Tea Developed Markets division.

Mr. Van Pelt has been with Sara Lee since 1998 in various international marketing and general management roles. He will begin his new position on April 30, covering business in Eastern Europe, Australasia and Latin America. He will continue in this position once the International Coffee and Tea business is spun-off.

Mr. Minvielle most recently has been chief executive officer for North America at Unilever and has more than 20 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry. His work in his new role primarily will be focused in Western Europe.

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