SSL International, the makers of Durex condoms and the Dr Scholl range of footcare products, has appointed Ian Adamson as executive director and managing director, Europe with immediate effect.

Adamson is currently UK managing director and is also responsible for the northern and eastern European consumer markets.

SSL chairman Ian Martin said Adamson would enhance the board with valuable sales and marketing expertise.

Meanwhile, Bernd Beetz is to step down from the board as non-executive director in July to pursue his wider business interests.