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A Kedger has been named Food Sales Director for Orangina, Oasis, Schweppes, Pulco, Champomy, and MayTea.

Arnaud Jobard (Grande Ecole Programme, Class of 1994), 50 years old, is the new Food Sales Director of Suntory Beverage Food France, a subsidiary of the Japanese family-owned group Suntory, since 1 September 2021.

A KEDGE graduate, Arnaud Jobard began his career in 1994 with Coca-Cola as an Area Manager. His managerial skills and knowledge of the field allowed him to quickly progress in various strategic positions in the company’s sales department.

After an experience as Operational Marketing Director, he was appointed Sales Director and then Director of National Customers. In 2012, he became Director of the Hard Discount channel in Europe.

Three years later, he took over as Head of the Sales Department of Coca-Cola European Partners. For two years, Arnaud successfully managed the implementation of the customer strategy, whilst working in collaboration with key commercial functions in France and Europe.

After 23 years with the Coca-Cola Group, he took a position with Danone Eaux France in 2017 as Vice-President Sales in charge of customers and sales forces. He played a major role in the Food, Digital and Out-of-Home channels, as well as managing the development of the Revenue Growth Management category.

Arnaud took up his new position at Suntory Beverage & Food France on 1 September this year, reporting to Makiko Ono, President of Suntory Beverage & Food France. He is based at the company's corporate headquarters in Neuilly-sur-Seine.

With more than 27 years of experience in the field of business strategy and with a thorough knowledge of the beverage sector, Arnaud has expressed his determination to pursue the commercial development of the French leader in fruit drinks, which generated a turnover of 839 million euros in 2020.




About Suntory Beverage Food France

Suntory Beverage Food France belongs to the Japanese group Suntory. It is the leading producer of fruit beverages on the French market and realised a turnover of 839 million euros in 2020. The company has more than 1,200 employees who are dedicated to their work, and who bring to life brands such as Orangina, Oasis, Schweppes, Pulco, Champomy, and MayTea. Fruit or plant-based, sparkling or still, sweet or bitter - the products offered by Suntory Beverage Food France are made in one of the four manufacturing sites located in France. The company relies on a dynamic of innovation driven by French R&D. Suntory Beverage Food France is committed to promoting positive and sustainable activities and lifestyles whilst respecting the environment and people.

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