Müller has appointed Michael Inpong to head its UK marketing team following the departure of Lee Rolston at the end of last year.
Inpong - who has 14 years experience in fmcg - was previously marketing director at Lactalis-Nestlé Chilled Dairy, a joint venture that produces chilled potted dairy-based desserts.
Inpong would be instrumental in helping Müller achieve its ambitious growth plans for the business, said Müller Dairy CEO Ronald Kers.
“Having spent the last four years working in the chilled dairy sector, Michael has gained valuable experience and insight into both the challenges and opportunities that exist in this dynamic category.”
Inpong’s appointment comes after a torrid year for Müller’s UK operations. In November, the UK CEO Gharry Eccles left the company. He was followed a month later by Rolston.
In December, the company also announced it would make up to 55 staff across the UK and Ireland redundant, blaming rising raw material costs. It also suffered a spate of NPD failures in 2011, including flavoured Müller Milk, Müllerlight big pots and Müller Rice Indulge and called time on its Wünderful Stuff ad campaign in December.
Born and educated in France, Inpong completed an MBA at the ESSEC Business School in Paris before moving to the UK in 1999. In France, he spent one year working in sales and customer marketing at P&G France before moving to L’Oreal UK as a marketing development manager. He returned to P&G in the UK in 2001.