As the plant-based sector sees a continuous rise in consumer interest, Oatly Group AB is making plans to ensure the growth of its brand doesn’t slow up any time soon. Appointing two senior consumer packaged goods industry veterans to its executive team, the plant-based provider has appointed Jean-Christophe Flatin as Global President and Daniel Ordonez as Chief Operating Officer. In addition, the company’s current COO, Peter Bergh, has been named Chief Strategy Officer.
Flatin joins Oatly from Mars, holding over 30 years of experience with the company. Most recently, he served as President of Innovation, Science, Technology, and Mars Edge, a new entrepreneurial segment of Mars.As Global President for Oatly, Flatin will be responsible for enhancing Oatly’s operating model and increasing the global connectivity of the company’s innovation, food science, supply chain, business technology, and sustainability functions, according to a press release.
Joining Flatin is Ordonez, another new hire to the team.
Ordonez also brings almost 30 years of experience in consumer packaged goods, holding key roles at Danone and Unilever. At Danone, the industry expert occupied the position of Chief Growth Officer of the Dairy and Plant-Based division and then as President of Danone Iberia.
In his new role as Oatly’s Chief Operating Officer, Ordonez will lead and support business operations and development in new and existing markets.
Lastly, as Chief Strategy Officer, Bergh will be responsible for leading global strategy and business development initiatives to further the company’s mission to convert traditional dairy users to Oatly consumers.
“On behalf of our board and management team, I am pleased to welcome Jean-Christophe and Daniel, two accomplished industry leaders, to Oatly as we position ourselves for the next phase of global growth,” Toni Petersson, Chief Executive Officer, commented. “Their proven track records of driving growth and profitability at multinational consumer packaged goods companies will be valuable to Oatly as we continue to scale production to meet the growing demand for our products. I am also excited to continue working with Peter in his new role, where he will focus on our global strategic projects to help further strengthen Oatly’s long-term growth, building on his outstanding contributions as the Company’s former COO and CFO.”
All of these changes are effective June 1, 2022.
Congratulations to all three of these leaders on their exciting new roles in the plant-based industry!