Tupperware Brands hires ex-General Mills and PepsiCo exec as it targets global growth

Former General Mills exec Chris O'Leary has joined Tupperware Brands

Tupperware Brands has appointed Chris O'Leary, whose 37-year career has spanned leadership roles at General Mills and PepsiCo, to its board of directors.

O'Leary joins the US-based kitchen and households products company renowned for its model of direct sales as it looks to ramp up global growth.

Schooled in marketing at Pace University, O'Leary spent 17 years in a variety of marketing and product roles at PepsiCo before moving to General Mills. In almost 20 years there, he became head of international business before leaving the company in 2016.

"We believe the combination of his deep industry knowledge, broad international experience and strong, proven leadership skills will be invaluable to the company as we continue to execute our global growth strategy," said Rick Goings, Tupperware Brands' executive chairman.

O'Leary added: "I look forward to working closely with board members and the management team to provide new insights and perspectives as Tupperware continues to take aggressive steps to advance its performance and drive enhanced value for shareholders."

He takes up the new role immediately.

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