Currently Vice President-Ferrero International and President & Chief Executive Officer of Ferrero Canada Ltd., Allan Cosman has committed over 40 years to building food & consumer good brands and organizations. He has worked in a global marketing and multicultural context for a large portion of his career in English, French and Italian. His experience includes extensive line management responsibility in Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, General Management and Board Director roles.
In 2003 Mr. Cosman initiated a project to secure a North American manufacturing mandate for Ferrero Canada. Ferrero has invested +$450 Million in this 950,000 sq. ft. NAFTA facility which opened in Brantford, Ontario in 2006 and currently employs over 1,200 people. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Ferrero Canada.
In 2002, Allan was appointed Director to the Board of Food and Consumer Product Manufacturers of Canada (FCPC). He served as Chairman in 2008 – 2009 and was appointed to numerous other Committees. Today he is Chairman of Audit/Investment Committee and Member of the Governance Committee.