Former Mars Drink North America regional president and general manager Bobby Chacko has been named senior vice president and chief global growth officer of food and beverage cooperative Ocean Spray Cranberries.

Previously, Chacko was also global chief marketing officer at Mars Drinks. He also has experience in marketing and commercialisation at companies such as Coca-Cola, AB Inbev and GE Capital.

President of Ocean Spray Cranberries, Randy Papadellis, said: “Bobby’s track record in the global food and beverage industry speaks for itself. While traditionally a strong North American business, Ocean Spray is poised for significant global growth, and Bobby’s unique experience reshaping brands and developing innovation strategies in multiple markets and categories will accelerate that.”