He succeeds Sandy Wilkie, of Müller Milk and Ingredients, who led the organization for seven years.
Ash Amirahmadi said he was proud to become the chairman of an organization that communicates the many benefits of dairy.
Importance of dairy
He said that milk and dairy play an important role in the British diet, and that they are among the most nutritious foods on the supermarket shelves, and continue to be popular.
“Dairy plays a crucial part in nutrition at all stages of life, however we are confronted all too often with negative and ill-informed criticism of dairy,” Amirahmadi said.
“It is therefore crucial that we at The Dairy Council continue to use our voice to demonstrate the outstanding nutritional contribution of dairy in leading a healthy lifestyle.”
Work at Arla
Amirahmadi joined Arla’s UK business in 2004 and worked in commercial roles before joining the leadership team in 2010 where he was responsible for the company’s relationship with farmers.
After a brief period as marketing director, he has now taken responsibility for growing Arla’s business with UK customers.