Lindt appoints Nicolas Sobredo as Head of GTR North & Central America

Markus Suter and Nicolas Sobredo will manage Lindt’s confectionery business in the Americas.

Lindt & Sprüngli has appointed Nicolas Sobredo as Regional Head of GTR North & Central America, effective immediately.

The move reflects the company’s intention to drive growth for confectionery in the Americas region by splitting responsibilities for South America and North & Central America.

Central America. Reporting to Head of Global Travel Retail Peter Zehnder, Sobredo will lead the expansion of Lindt’s travel retail business, with a key focus on brand building and accelerating sales performance across the region. He will also further develop the duty-paid business in the U.S. and develop, implement, and oversee the GTR strategy throughout North and Central America.

He will work alongside his colleague Markus Suter, who previously managed the region in addition to his responsibilities for Lindt GTR South America.

Sobredo has a wealth of experience in travel retail, having previously worked across Latin America and the Caribbean. He also held retail and business development roles with global FMCG companies in various markets in North and Latin America.

Peter Zehnder, Head of Lindt & Sprüngli Global Travel Retail commented: “I would like to welcome Nicolas to the team and wish him and Markus great success in taking the Americas region to the next level. Nicolas is an experienced travel retail executive whose knowledge and deep understanding of the region’s dynamics will undoubtedly positively impact our business in North and Central America. I would also like to thank Markus for his huge efforts in managing the GTR Americas business over the last 10 years. The new structure will enable us to deploy resources in North and Central America, where we have identified significant growth opportunities, while at the same time maintaining dedicated resources for LATAM to develop further.”