Carbery announces Synergy Flavours leadership change

Sebastiano Pagano, CEO of Carbery and Synergy in Asia, will take on the additional responsibility for Synergy’s European markets

Sebastiano Pagano, CEO of Carbery and Synergy in Asia and Europe

Carbery Group has announced Steve Morgan, CEO of Synergy Flavours in Europe for the last 14 years, will be leaving the company at the end of 2021 to pursue personal interests.

Morgan has worked in the food and beverage industry since 1987, having previously held senior roles at McCormick and Nutricia, and will also step down from his positions with various trade associations, including the UK Flavour Association and the Seasoning & Spice Association.

Morgan said: “I have immensely enjoyed my working life in the food and beverage industry, with my proudest achievements undoubtedly being the expansion of Synergy into Europe and Asia and building the talented team who will drive that success into the future. I wish my colleagues in Carbery and Synergy, and everyone I have worked with in this incredible industry, the very best of success in all their endeavours.”

Sebastiano Pagano, CEO of Carbery and Synergy in Asia, will take on the additional responsibility for Synergy’s European markets. Pagano will share his time between both regions and will continue to be heavily involved in Asia, having been appointed there in November 2020.

Pagano has worked in the food and beverage industry for more than 30 years, with experience working across Europe, North America and Asia. He started his career with Nestlé, where he worked for 12 years. He then moved to the flavour industry with Firmenich, and held VP positions in Europe, Japan and Korea. Prior to his current role with Carbery in Asia, he most recently worked with Kerry and was responsible for its taste business in APMEA (APAC/Middle East/Africa) for more than five years.

Jason Hawkins, CEO of Carbery Group commented: “Under Steve’s stewardship, Synergy has expanded rapidly to be a leading flavour manufacturer in the UK and has established subsidiaries in new geographies in Europe and Asia. We are sorry to see him go and wish him and his family all the very best for the future.”

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