Former Diageo executive Robert Malcolm has been elected to join Hershey’s board of directors.
Malcolm retired from beverage firm Diageo in 2008 where he was president for global marketing sales and innovation.
He previously spent 24 years with Procter and Gamble.
James E. Nevels, chairman of the Hershey Board said: "We are pleased that Rob is joining the Board. His vast experience in marketing, building global consumer brands and delivering innovation will be of immense value to The Hershey Company as we continue to expand in North America and key global growth markets."