Campbell names new meals and beverages chief
Campbell Soup Company has a new leader for its Meals & Beverages division.
The company has named Roberto Leopardi, 53, to lead the division that includes Campbell’s North American soup, sauces and shelf-stable beverages brands, as well as Pacific Foods and Plum. Leopardi will report to Luca Mignini, Chief Operating Officer and start at Campbell effective June 4.
“Roberto brings extensive consumer-packaged goods industry experience where he has built, grown and transformed global businesses,” said Mignini. “He will offer a fresh perspective to the division that is home to many of our iconic brands. Roberto will play a critical role in delivering against our strategic priorities of stabilizing and then sustaining strong financial results for this important Campbell division.”
Leopardi joins Campbell from SC Johnson, where he spent 24 years leading and transforming SC Johnson operations around the world, including the U.S., Europe, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico. He has extensive general manager experience, most recently as Vice President of North America Marketing where he was responsible for driving sales and market share growth for SC Johnson’s portfolio of brands in the U.S. and Canada. Under his leadership, his division grew share through effective e-commerce strategies driven by digital activation and new product introductions. Leopardi started his career at Nestlè where he spent four years working in various marketing roles.
Leopardi graduated from Bocconi University in Italy with a bachelor’s degree in business, economics and statistics. He is also a graduate of the Senior Executive Program at INSEAD, one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools.