Changes at Godiva

Godiva Chocolatier has appointed Matthew Hodges as General Manager Global Travel Retail.

Hodges has a broad background in marketing, strategy, commercial and general management and is well-known in the travel retail channel, where he most recently worked for Rémy Cointreau as Global Marketing and Business Development Director Global Travel Retail, based in Singapore.

In his new role, commencing on September 28, Hodges and his team will drive the vision and strategy of the Godiva Global Travel Retail business in line with the Premium confectionery brand’s ambitious growth targets.

Hodges succeeds Christoph Neusser, who led the division for the past 2 years.

“I am delighted to have Matthew join Godiva to head our important Global Travel Retail business. Matthew brings significant relevant commercial and strategic experience that will help us in working closely with our customers to grow together,” says Godiva CEO Mohamed Elsarky. “I would like to take this opportunity to offer sincere thanks to Christoph Neusser for his leadership during the last several months.”

Jonatan Gramage, former Godiva Assistant Trade Marketing Manager, Americas and Caribbean Global Travel Retail team in Fort Lauderdale, has been promoted to Associate Marketing Manager in Godiva’s North America Marketing Activation and Product Development team based in New York City. The new position is effective September 15th, 2015.