Salvatore Caizzone has been named as the new executive vice president for Europe at Reckitt Benckiser.

Caizzone is currently senior vice president for Africa & Middle East, based in Dubai, and takes up his new role on 1 May.

He joined the business in 1996, in Italy in international sales. In 1999 he was promoted to general manager of the Russia, CIS and Baltics business, based in Moscow, before moving to the Africa & Middle East region.

He will be based at Reckitt Benckiser's global HQ in Slough in his new role.