Ferrero has named Massimo D’Ambrosio as its new Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand, replacing Craig Barker who will move to lead Asia Pacific operations.

D’Ambrosio brings 20 years’ experience to the role, with senior leadership including most recently as the head of Ferrero’s business across Korea and Japan.

As Managing Director for Ferrero Australia, D’Ambrosio will lead the confectionery business’ sustainable growth across the Ferrero Rocher, Kinder, Nutella and Tic Tac brands.

He said that he was looking forward to continuing to grow these brands and strengthen Ferrero’s position across Australia and New Zealand.

“Ferrero’s strong focus on sustainable and responsible growth guide everything we do as we continue to bring some of the world’s best loved confectionery and sweet packaged food products to Australian and New Zealand consumers.

“I’d like to thank Craig for his significant contribution to the local business and look forward to working with the team and our retailer partners to continue to grow Ferrero’s position in market.”

Barker’s new role will see him leading Ferrero Asia Pacific, charged with overseeing the Ferrero Business across North and South East Asia as well as the Australian and New Zealand markets.

“I am looking forward to working with Massimo to continue the development of the Ferrero business in Australia and New Zealand, building on the consistent growth of our core brands whilst extending the Ferrero offering through new product development such as the recent Nutella B-ready and Kinder Happy Hippo,” said Barker.

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