Published on January 18th, 2019 | by The GC Team0
New President of EMEA Region for Whirlpool
Whirlpool Corporation has announced the appointment of Gilles Morel as President of the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region (EMEA) and Executive Vice President, effective from April 1 2019. In this role, he will report directly to Chairman and CEO Marc Bitzer.
Morel will assume leadership of Whirlpool’s EMEA Region, headquartered in Milan, Italy, with approximately 22,000 employees, a sales presence in more than 30 countries and 14 manufacturing sites in seven countries.
Born in France and holding a Master’s Degree in International Food Industry Management from ESSEC, he brings more than 25 years’ experience in the consumer goods industry, leading sales, operations, marketing, manufacturing, research and development and procurement, including several regional leadership roles. Currently employed as regional CEO (Northern and Central Europe) at Savencia Fromage & Dairy, overseeing 14 countries including Germany, Central Europe, Benelux and Nordics, he previously served in numerous regional leadership roles at Mars, Inc., most recently as Regional President, Europe and Eurasia.
“Gilles brings strong leadership skills, exceptional P&L ownership and a very good understanding of the European marketplace to our EMEA team,” said Marc Bitzer. “We look forward to seeing our EMEA business return to profitability and long-term value creation under his leadership.”
Morel comments: “There is an abundance of talent along with great products and brands within Whirlpool EMEA and I look forward to building on the great work already in place. The industry throughout the EMEA region remains strong and I am fully committed to ensuring that we continue to lead and remain at the forefront of meaningful innovation.”