– UK, London – Fever-Tree PLC (AIM:FEVR), the world’s leading supplier of premium carbonated mixers, is pleased to announce the appointments of Kevin Havelock and Jeff Popkin as Non-Executive Directors of the Company with immediate effect.
About Kevin Havelock
Kevin Havelock has more than 25 years’ drinks industry experience and is currently Global President, Refreshment at Unilever with responsibility for the Group’s €10 billion revenue global beverages and ice cream business. Since joining Unilever in 1985, Kevin has held a wealth of senior leadership positions around the world, including Chairman for Unilever UK, Unilever France and Unilever Arabia as well as President, Unilever North America. He has been a member of the Unilever Executive Committee since 2011 and sits on the Group’s Sustainability Board. Kevin also Co-Chairs the Pepsi/Lipton tea joint venture and became a Trustee of both the British Council and The Eden Project in 2017.
About Jeff Popkin
Jeff Popkin has significant experience across the North American beverage industry gathered over almost 30 years with particular expertise in sales and distribution in the US. His experience spans the beer, spirits, premium non-alcoholic carbonated soft drink and health & wellness beverage categories for a range of global brands. His leadership roles have included CEO of Red Bull Distribution, North America, President of Vita Coco and he is currently North American CEO of Mast-Jägermeister.
Bill Ronald, Chairman of Fever-Tree, comments; “On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to welcome Kevin and Jeff to Fever-Tree. They both have highly impressive track records across the beverage sector and a breadth of relevant international experience that will bring valuable insight and additional perspective to the Company.”
“As well as being highly respected sector leaders, Kevin and Jeff are both huge admirers of Fever-Tree and I have no doubt they will make a significant contribution to the next stage of Fever-Tree’s growth as we continue to pioneer the global mixer category.”
Fever-Tree is the world’s leading supplier of premium carbonated mixers for alcoholic spirits by retail sales value, with distribution to over 60 countries worldwide. Based in the UK, the brand was launched in 2005 to provide high quality mixers which could cater to the growing demand for premium spirits, in particular gin, but also increasingly for vodka, rum and whisky. The Company now sells a range of carbonated mixers to hotels, restaurants, bars and cafes (“On Trade”) as well as selected retail outlets (“Off Trade”).
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