Indian food supplier Patak's Foods has chosen Mark Walker to fill the newly created post of business development controller for UK multiple accounts.
Walker will assume overall responsibility for building relationships with major UK multiples and will take personal charge of the Safeway account.
He reports to Jonathan Bye who became group sales director earlier this year.
Bye said: "As Patak's continues to grow the Indian food category through product innovation, Mark will play a key role.
"His extensive knowledge and experience in a wide variety of relevant contexts within the food industry will enable him to further strengthen the Patak's brand."
Walker was previously senior national account manager for Perkins Chilled Food. Before that he was a national account manager for Unilever Bestfoods and prior to that he was a territory sales manager for United Biscuits.