Keurig Dr Pepper Canada announces Olivier Lemire will take on the position of President, from 1 October, 2021
Olivier Lemire will take on the position of KDP Canada President, effective 1 October, 2021
Lemire, who is currently VP, Commercial Strategy and Partner Brands, will replace Stephane Glorieux, who is stepping down as President to pursue ‘other opportunities’ after nine years at the company.
Lemire will report to Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) Chief Financial Officer & President, International, Ozan Dokmecioglu.
“Since joining the Company, Olivier has demonstrated strong management skills, consistent results delivery, solidifying long-term partnership agreements and attracting high-profile talent to the organisation,” said Dokmecioglu in a press release.
“His broad range of experience, coupled with his leadership of successful growth initiatives at our company, makes him uniquely qualified to run our Canadian business unit,” he added.
Keurig Dr Pepper was formed in 2018
after JAB Holding Company acquired US soft drinks manufacturer and distributor, Dr Pepper Snapple, and merged it with its Keurig Green Mountain coffee business in a deal worth $18.7bn.
Like many coffee and soft drinks companies, KDP has enjoyed strong sales during the pandemic as consumers stayed home due to Covid-19 restrictions. In May 2021, KDP reported net sales increased 17.4% to $1.14bn in the first quarter of 2021, compared to $970m during the same period in the previous year.