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Krispy Kreme promotes Josh Charlesworth to president, COO

He will oversee the company's major markets and global growth. The doughnut chain has started a search for a new CFO.
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Krispy Kreme on Wednesday said it has promoted CFO Josh Charlesworth to be its new global president and chief operating officer.

Charlesworth will remain as financial chief until a successor is hired. In his new role, he will oversee all of Krispy Kreme’s core markets, including the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico. He will oversee IT and supply chain as well as its global expansion.

Charlesworth will continue to report to CEO Mike Tattersfield. “Throughout his five years here, Josh has proven to be essential to our success as a company,” Tattersfield said in a statement.

Charlesworth has been with Krispy Kreme since 2017 and has also held the chief operating officer role since 2019.

Krispy Kreme also said that Andrew Skehan, president of North America, will leave the company to become CEO “at another organization.” Skehan’s roles will be assumed by several members of the company’s leadership team.

Krispy Kreme, which also operates the cookie delivery chain Insomnia Cookies, operates in more than 30 countries serving doughnuts made in its large shops that are also sold in thousands of kiosks in retailers and smaller shops.

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