New board elected: Kai Klicker-Brunner (PepsiCo) strengthens board of sweetener association with immediate effect

"I am pleased that PepsiCo Deutschland GmbH, in my role, can now also make an institutional contribution to increase the importance and acceptance of sweeteners nationwide," said Kai Klicker-Brunner, Head of Public Policy and Member of the Management Board PepsiCo DACH. "Sweeteners are important to us as a company in achieving our reduction strategy, and that's why we greatly appreciate the association's educational work." During the association's general meeting last Tuesday, Kai Klicker-Brunner was unanimously elected by the representatives of the member companies as the new vice chairman of the board. He thus succeeds Dr. Gerhard Held of TEEKANNE GmbH & Co. KG, who did not stand for re-election this year.

Board of German sweetener association
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"I am convinced that I will be able to set important impulses for the association with the newly composed board - at the same time, I would like to thank Dr. Held for his many years of support and pleasant cooperation," explains Isabelle Begger, Account Manager Sales EMEA at Celanese. Begger was re-elected as association chairwoman after two years on the board. "I am delighted to have been re-elected and to be able to continue the successful work in the coming year," says Begger. "We will continue to position the association as a competent contact for sweetener issues and together strengthen the perception of sweeteners as a calorie-free, safe sweetener alternative among consumers, multipliers and political stakeholders." In addition to Kai Klicker-Brunner, Jürgen Meyer of Krüger GmbH & Co. KG again as 2nd deputy chairman the association board. "There is so much ignorance in relation to sweeteners, thereby sweeteners from the modern nutrition are not to be excluded at all. Here I would like to create more clarification," explains Meyer.

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