Mr. Walsh was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Mezzan Holding Company KSC in March 2011. Since then he has worked with the Board to drive the strategic plan in the business through business wins in Afghanistan, Jordan and Iraq, the turnaround of underperforming businesses, the acquisition of Unitra Mets Group, the development of the Company’s new structures and the strengthening of the Company’s governance and cash flow focus. Mr. Walsh also managed the Northern Foods Frozen business where he introduced programs such as Lean Six Sigma and was responsible for their leading brands such as Goodfella’s Pizza, McDougalls Pies and Donegal Catch; all became No. 1 in their category during his tenure. In addition to Northern Foods, Mr. Walsh has worked for Deloitte, DCC PLC, Unigate PLC and Nestle in a variety of leadership, commercial and finance roles.
A qualified Chartered Accountant, Mr. Walsh has 24 years of experience in various industries. Prior to joining Mezzan, he was the Managing Director of Northern Foods Recipe Dish and a member of the Northern Foods PLC (UK) Ops Board. Northern Foods PLC is the UK’s largest food manufacturer and the Recipe Dish business is the largest supplier of chilled ready meals to retailers such as Marks and Spencer, and J Sainsbury.
Mr. Walsh holds a diploma in Marketing from the Marketing Institute of Ireland and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.