UCC Coffee appoints former PepsiCo exec, Carlos Lopes, as global account director


UCC Coffee UK & Ireland has announced the appointment of Carlos Lopes to the position of global account director. In the newly created commercial role, Carlos will head up our business unit to support global customers.

UCC Coffee’s global business unit is comprised of key people from across its business in Europe, Asia and the rest of the world. The strategic team includes commercial, sustainability, supply chain, procurement, category and key equipment partners, who work together to support and develop business for key customers globally.

Lopes brings with him a wealth of experience following over 20 years at PepsiCo, where he led global brands and franchisees across the retail, QSR, workplace and leisure channels over multiple markets, countries and regions.

Lopes, who joins the business on 22 July 2019, will report to UCC Coffee commercial director Marcus Swift.

Swift said: “This is an important appointment for UCC Coffee as we continue to support strategic customers to grow their coffee business globally. Carlos brings a wealth of B2B and foodservice experience having developed some of the world’s most popular food and drink brands. He has a proven track record of delivering results and best in class commercial management.”