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P&G appointment latest brand building move at Chobani

Greek Yogurt leader Chobani hired 18-year Procter & Gamble finance executive Dipak Golechha to serve at its CFO reporting to founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya.

Golechha replaces former Chobani CFO James McConeghy who stepped down in November, the company said. His successor Golechha spent the past 18 years in finance roles at P&G including CFO of the company’s global snacks division.

"Dipak's vast leadership and management experience, combined with our shared vision for Chobani, will support our continued growth and our future plans for expansion," said Ulukaya said. “Dipak joins a strong leadership team and will play a critical role in ensuring Chobani maintains the financial strength and flexibility it needs to build on our momentum as we prepare for an even stronger year ahead."

Golechha is the latest of several executive appointments in recent months including the appointment of David Denholm as COO and Peter McGuinness as chief marketing and brand officer. Chobani also recently announced some additional key appointments in core areas such as Andreas Sokollek, who brings more than 24 years of operations excellence and project management experience as SVP of supply chain and operations and in October the company named Alejandro Mazzotta as vp of global quality, food safety and regulatory affairs.