Campbell Soup appoints former Chobani exec as CFO

Campbell Soup Co. has named a former Chobani finance executive as its new chief financial officer.

The Camden-based food company said Thursday Mick Beekhuizen has been named senior vice president and CFO, effective Sept. 30.

Beekhuizen, 43, will be tasked with leading Campbell’s information technology group and its finance functions, including tax, treasury, audit, investor relations, external development, corporate finance planning and analysis, and financial systems.

Previously, he served as executive vice president and CFO at the dairy processing company Chobani. Before that, he was EVP and CFO for Education Management Corp. and a managing director at Goldman Sachs in its merchant banking division.

“Mick’s background and experience in leading publicly traded and private food companies will serve Campbell well as we set the company on a course to deliver sustainable, profitable growth and create shareholder value,” Mark Clouse, CEO and president, Campbell Soup, said.

Beekhuizen is succeeding current CFO Anthony DiSilvestro, who is leaving the company to pursue new opportunities on Oct. 15, Campbell said. DiSilvestro has been with Campbell since 1996 serving in a variety of capacities. He also led the recent divestitures of Campbell’s Fresh and International divisions.

“Anthony has been a strong leader during his Campbell career and a valuable partner during my first seven months with the company. Thanks to his leadership, Campbell is in a stronger financial position today than it was a year ago,” Clouse said.