Alan Palmer

CEO Foods, Honeywell Group

Alan F. Palmer is CEO Foods, Honeywell Group. Alan is responsible for delivering Honeywell Group’s broad strategy for its foods businesses, with specific emphasis on managing the transformation of the Honeywell Foods Business into a leading, world-class, pan-African foods FMCG company. 

Alan brings to Honeywell Group broad strategic, general management and commercial experience across a range of businesses in the Food Industry. He has been involved in several M&A and business integration projects. Alan has close to 40 years of experience in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) space and possesses robust knowledge of local, regional and international FMCG industry with a sound appreciation and application of leading practices across key value chain areas. 

Prior to joining Honeywell Group, Alan had worked with global organisations, including Kraft Foods Incorporated, Cadbury Plc and Trebor Bassett Limited amongst others. He was the immediate past Managing Director and CEO of Kraft West Africa and Cadbury Nigeria Plc and the Managing Director, South-East Asia for Cadbury Schweppes Plc. Palmer has also held several strategic roles including board positions, locally and internationally. 

Alan received a B.Sc. Honours in Zoology from Leeds University. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK.

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