The Hershey Company : Robert M. Malcolm Elected to The Hershey Company's Board of Directors
12/07/2011| 10:00am US/Eastern
The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced the election to its
Board of Directors of Robert Malcolm, former President, Global
Marketing, Sales and Innovation at Diageo, plc., effective December 7,
"We are pleased that Rob is joining the Board. His qualifications are
substantial," said James E. Nevels, Chairman of the Board of Directors,
The Hershey Company. "His vast experience in marketing, building global
consumer brands and delivering innovation will be of immense value to
The Hershey Company as we continue to expand in North America and key
global growth markets."
Malcolm retired from Diageo plc. in 2008, where he was president of
Global Marketing, Sales and Innovation, with responsibility for brand
management and marketing in 170 countries. During Malcolm's tenure,
Diageo, the world's largest premium alcoholic beverage company,
experienced significant growth and was recognized as a leader in
marketing and advertising.
Prior to joining Diageo in 1999, Malcolm held a number of positions at
Procter and Gamble Company, where he worked with or led more than 70
different brands across all of the company's categories. In his 24 years
at Procter and Gamble, Malcolm held a number of leadership positions,
including Vice President - General Manager Beverages, Europe, Middle
East and Africa; Vice President - General Manager, Arabian Peninsula;
and Vice President - General Manager, Personal Cleansing U.S.A.
Malcolm serves on the Board of Directors of the American Marketing
Association, the Advisory Board of Just Marketing, Inc. and Effective
Brands, and has previously served on the boards of Logitech, the
Marketing Sciences Institute and the Ad Council. He teaches in the MBA
program at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Malcolm holds a BS degree and an MBA degree from the University of
About The Hershey Company
The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is the largest producer of quality
chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and sugar
confectionery. Headquartered in Hershey, Pa., The Hershey Company has
operations throughout the world and more than 13,000 employees. With
revenues of about $6 billion, Hershey offers a wide range of
confectionery products, including such iconic brands as Hershey's,
Reese's, Kisses, Hershey's Bliss, Special Dark, Hershey's Syrup, Kit
Kat, Twizzlers, Ice Breakers, PayDay and Jolly Rancher.
Hershey also is a leader in the premium and artisan chocolate segments,
with such brands as Scharffen Berger and Dagoba, offered
through the Artisan Confections Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. The
company is focused on growing its presence in key international markets
in Asia and Latin America while continuing to build its position in the
United States and Canada.
For more than 100 years, The Hershey Company has been a leader in making
a positive difference in the communities where its employees live, work
and do business. Corporate Social Responsibility is an integral part of
the company's global business strategy, including goals and priorities
focused on fair and ethical business dealings, environmental
stewardship, fostering a desirable workplace for employees, and
positively impacting society and local communities. Milton Hershey
School, established in 1909 by the company's founder and administered by
the Hershey Trust Company, provides quality education, housing, and
medical care at no cost to children in social and financial need.
Students of Milton Hershey School are direct beneficiaries of The
Hershey Company's success. Visit us at www.hersheys.com.
The Hershey Company
Mark Pogharian, 717-534-7556
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