Andy Skowronski is the Owner and Managing Director of A. & C. Associates Limited, a consultancy specialising in the food service, food manufacturing industry and FMCG business.
Andy Skowronski is an expert with over 30 years industry experience with organisations such as Pepsico, Yum Brands and Krispy Kreme. He spent 23 years at Yum! Brands / Pepsi, from 1986 to 2009 in a number of roles. His last role at Yum! was as the Director of Supply Chain Management at Yum! Asia, he was responsible for the brand development of Pizza Hut and KFC in Asia (a $3.4BN business), developing new growth layers, designing supply and business strategies, leading trade discussions through NGO's at ministerial level and negotiating key contracts (in excess of $500MM). He worked very closely with China and had functional responsibility for India for more than a decade. As a part of the senior executive team, Andy was responsible for developing the regional strategies, which included how a brand is taken to market, selecting franchisees, opening new markets, menu strategies, new sales layers etc.
Andy's company A&C act as industry advisers to branded food service organisations in the international arena as well as to Private Equity groups such as Cinven, Verny Capital and Alpha One looking to enter or exit the industry. A growing element of his specialism is conducting commercial due diligence work on M&A’s (since March 2013) and has been engaged in due diligence work for Fajr Capital, Actis, McKinsey, BCG, PWC and Abraaj. Andy has also acted as advisor to several major consultancy houses over the years.
As an internationalist, he has worked in senior positions for over 20 years, on overseas assignments in Singapore (8 years), Middle East (6 years), Central Europe (4 years) and the United States (2 years), Philippines (18 months).
Andy is married with two children and currently lives in the North East of England.
Andy's Functional Expertise:
- Strategy Development & Planning
- Building Organisational Structures (whilst keeping tight control on G&A)
- Change Management
- Financial Planning and Modelling
- Business Development
- Supply Chain and Procurement
- R&D / QA (for R&D: Understanding Trends, Consumer Insights, Innovation, Menu Development, Pipeline Building)