Manchester based Kellanova – the new name for the company that owns Kellogg’s – has appointed Gemma Wisniewski as its new legal director.
She replaces Carmel Samimi, who remains with Kellanova in her new role as general counsel for Kellanova AMEA.
Wisniewski brings with her almost 20 years’ experience working in FMCG, having most recently held the role of legal and corporate affairs director EMEA & APAC for Molson Coors. During her time at the beverage company, she oversaw divisional legal and government affairs matters.
Prior to joining Molson Coors, Wisniewski spent 12 years working for the dairy giant Müller, where she was appointed to the role as legal counsel. She completed her legal qualifications whilst at Müller through distant learning and night school, studying at Staffordshire University.
As part of her new role at Kellanova, Wisniewski will lead the legal team in delivering the business’ legal strategy across the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, and Eastern Europe.
“We’re thrilled to have Gemma join our team as she steps into the role of legal director. She brings with her a wealth of experience in FMCG and we’re confident she will continue to support and drive the commercial strategy of our business,” Chris Silcock, Kellanova UKI managing director, said.
Speaking about her appointment, Wisniewski said: “I’m delighted to have joined the team at Kellanova as Legal Director for the UKI and look forward to leading the business’ legal strategy. It’s such an exciting time for the company and I’m proud to be working for such a people focused business.”