Alexander will be responsible for Campbells North America beverages, soup and sauces business

Alexander will be responsible for Campbell's North America beverages, soup and sauces business

Campbell Soup Co has announced a change of president for its North America business.

The V8 smoothie maker has appointed Mark Alexander, president of Campbell international, to the role. He succeeds Sean Connolly, who is leaving the firm to join Sara Lee as CEO of its North American retail and foodservice business, Campbell said today (6 January).

In his role, Alexander will be responsible for the firm's North America beverages, soup and sauces business, Campbell Canada, and Campbell's North America foodservice business. His appointment is effective from 16 January.

A spokesperson for Campbell said the firm will not be naming a successor to Alexander in the immediate future.

"The role will be kept," the spokesperson said. "Expanding our international presence is one of our key growth strategies. International will play a vital role in Campbell's future. Until a decision is made on Mark's successor in international, his former direct reports will report directly to CEO Denise Morrison."

Since joining Campbell in 1989, Alexander has held marketing, sales and management roles in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. Before assuming his current role, he served as chief customer officer and president of North America baking and snacking.