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UCC Europe announces Samuel Hadorn as new CEO

Hadorn, who previously served as UCC Europe’s Chief Financial Officer, assumes the role of CEO from Paul Molyneux who has stepped down having led the business through the pandemic

Hadorn (pictured) said UCC Europe's new structure will enable the business to unlock its full potential | Photo credit: UCC Europe


UCC Europe has appointed Samuel Hadorn as its new European CEO as the coffee roaster and services provider implements changes to its organisational structure. 

Hadorn, who served as UCC Europe’s Chief Financial Officer since 2020, succeeds Paul Molyneux, who has stepped down from the CEO role having led the business since 2018. 

UCC Europe, which provides a total coffee solution for hospitality businesses, said the change of leadership coincides with a new organisational structure. 

The company is transitioning from a region-focused organisation to operating under commercial business units. The units, which focus on retail coffee and out-of-home operations, will be supported by marketing, sustainability, finance, HR and IT functions. 

“Our new structure will enable us to unlock the full potential we have within our business, improving customer experience across Retail and Out of Home. We are putting coffee at the heart of everything to make sure that customers get right coffee at the right time for the right price. To make this happen we are investing in new roasters, new packing lines and further expanding our maintenance teams,” said Hadorn. 

Before being appointed CFO of UCC Europe, Hadorn held the same role at UCC Spain and Portugal. 

Hadorn’s appointment follows the recent announcement of Elaine Swift as UCC Coffee Europe’s new Out-of-Home Director

UCC Europe offers a total coffee solution to out-of-home and retail businesses across major European coffee markets. The company, which employs 1,600 staff, is part of Japan-based UCC Group. 

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