World leading tuna canner Thai Union is restructuring its management in Europe as part of its global programme to harmonise and streamline operations in all key regions.

Paul Reenan (pictured), currently Head of Northern Europe Ambient managing the John West, King Oscar and Rugen Fisch brands, will become regional president for Europe, responsible for commercial marketing, sales and service. Reenan will report directly to Thiraphong Chansiri, Thai Union’s chief executive based in Thailand.

Reenan takes over from Elisabeth Fleuriot, who is retiring from her role as chief executive of Thai Union Europe to pursue other external opportunities.

The new management committee will report directly into their relevant business functions in Thailand to ensure increased efficiencies and complete global alignment of all Thai Union operations. The company says that the new operational structure will improve effectiveness, allowing it to grow talent and identify shared resources and services across all markets.

“Elisabeth has been a strong and highly valued leader of our business in Europe,” said Chansiri. “Her decision to leave after a career spanning four years has forced us to reflect on our organisational structure and examine how to further embed the ‘one Thai Union’ philosophy.

“As we continue to integrate recent European acquisitions into the business and further embed the ‘one Thai Union’ philosophy, we are confident that we have in place the right organization structure, coupled with a proven and highly effective management team. This will put our customers at the heart of our business and ensure we are in good shape to withstand current and future pressures in the global seafood industry,” said Chansiri.

“We thank Elisabeth for her transformational contribution which has helped to build Thai Union Europe into a stronger and successful billion-dollar enterprise. Under her stewardship, our operations in Europe have successfully weathered challenging industry conditions and our brands have all strengthened their leading market positions. We wish her the very best in her future activities,” Chansiri concluded.