Zoltan L.

Business Development | Marketing | Strategy | Food & Beverages


Are you looking for a SOLUTION for your FOOD related business? Is it GROWTH related? BRAND value? Will it have an impact across countries and cultures? That's what I love to SOLVE! I am also a bla...see more

  • FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
  • Food & Beverage


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


Head of Business Development - Food Service - Innovation

Martin Bauer Group
2 years
Feb 2019 - Feb 2021
Leading global B2B supplier of teas and botanicals for the food, beverage, and animal nutrition industries. Over 4,000 employees worldwide at 20 sites contribute to a consolidated reven...see more

Sr. V. President Sales, Marketing & Supply Chain: Private Label & Co Packing, Bakery & Confectionary

1 year
May 2017 - Jun 2018
Leading European private label and contract manufacturer of flatbreads, snacks and sweet decorations with exports to Europe, Middle East and Asia above EUR 35 million. • Restructured an...see more

Co-Founder and Consulting Director

Food Service Consulting Perú - Gastronomy - Franchising
5 years
Current position
Feb 2017 - Present
Boutique Management Consulting firm, focused on the Food Service industry in Peru. We work directly with small and mid-size business owners to optimize and develop their businesses. W...see more

Business Development and Advisory

Zventure International
5 years
Sep 2014 - Aug 2019
International marketing, business strategy and execution expertise applied to new business development opportunities. Extensive experience in consumer driven strategic marketing and bu...see more

Comercial and Supply Chain Manager: Business Unit Management, Category Management

Delosi S.A - Franchising - KFC - Pizza Hut - Starbucks - Burger King - Chili's
2 years
Jul 2012 - Feb 2014
Largest franchised restaurant operator (Retail) in Peru with over 350 quick service restaurants (KFC and Burger King), casual dining restaurants (Pizza Hut and Chili's) and coffee bars ...see more

Chief Marketing Officer: Marketing, Business Development, Operations

AmRest (Europe) - Retail Franchise Operator
5 years
Sep 2005 - Dec 2010
Largest independent restaurant operator (Retail) in CEE with over 700 quick service restaurants (KFC & Burger King), casual dining restaurants (Pizza Hut and La Tagliatella) and coffee ...see more

Strategy Development, Business Planning, Career Coaching

Independent Business Consultant (Poland)
1 year
Feb 2004 - Aug 2005
- Strategy and business planning for local NGO's. - Advised and coached individual clients of a global human resources consulting firm to manage their career transitions with an emphasi...see more

General Manager - Foodservice: Go-to-Market, Retail Key Account Management, CRM

Mondelēz International
4 years
May 2000 - Dec 2003
• Managed the turnaround of a failed start-up by increasing revenues ten-fold and driving net contribution from a net loss to a break-even. • Developed effective sales practices, drivi...see more

Business Development Director / Country Manager: P&L Management, Team Development, Operations

Philip Morris International - FMCG - Grocery and Tobacco
1 year
Nov 1998 - Apr 2000
• Reduced losses of a US$14MM business by over 50% despite challenging market, economic and political circumstances. • Responsibilities included: business planning, restructuring, busin...see more

Marketing Manager & Sales Manager: Category Management, Retail KAM, Sales Management, Merchandising

Mondelēz International
2 years
Aug 1996 - Oct 1998
• Established with a lead team Kraft’s business in Peru by setting-up facilities, contracting services, recruiting personnel and by the acquisition and merger with a distributor. • Resp...see more

Jr. to Sr. Brand Manager: New Product Development, Advertising & Promotion, Strategic Marketing

Kraft Foods Mexico - FMCG - Grocery
3 years
Jul 1993 - Jul 1996
Responsibilities included: market research, marketing plans, advertising and promotional campaigns and total quality management among others. Developed line extensions and product refo...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
  • Food & Beverage


  • Business Analysis
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Development
  • Marketing