Orangina Schweppes France gets new president

Orangina Schweppes France gets new president

Hugues Pietrini, has been appointed the new president of the French unit of Orangina Schweppes and will take a seat on the group’s executive committee.

He succeeds Patrick Mispolet, who has left the group to set up his own consultancy specialising in helping firms in financial difficulty.

Pietrini, 41, was previously Orangina Schweppes France’s director of marketing and research and development.

This post has now been split into two with Stanislas de Parcevaux and Elodie Delplace promoted to the respective roles of director of marketing and director of innovation, studies and R&D.

In June this year, Suntory-owned Orangina-Schweppes France reported 2009 sales of EUR520m, up 11% on the previous year. Growth was driven by the launch of new flavours and fine weather, Mispolet said.