New leadership for The Hershey Company across Asia

Hershey's has appointed a new regional president for its businesses across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Steven Schiller.His appointment was effective January 1, 2015.

Schiller joined Hershey in 2008 as vice president of marketing excellence and was most recently senior vice president for the Sweets & Refreshment SBU.

Based out of the company's regional headquarters in Singapore, Schiller will report in to Humberto P. Alfonso, president of Hershey International.

"Steven is a seasoned leader who brings a great wealth of global market expertise to this role," said Alfonso. “He is no stranger to the region, having lived in various parts of AEMEA for more than eight years and strategically supported its growth for another five years.”

"Over the past several years, we have achieved strong growth across the AEMEA region,” said Schiller. “I am both honored and excited to be part of the leadership team that has been pivotal in driving this growth… We have an experienced management team, great talent throughout the organization and the right vision, strategy and brands to win where we compete.”