Chobani named Nishant Roy chief communications & impact officer, effective immediately. In this role, Roy oversees corporate communications, government relations, sustainability, community impact, and philanthropy.

Roy joins the company’s Executive Leadership Team and report directly to Kevin Burns, Chobani president and chief operating officer.

“Chobani’s mission and purpose are core to our business and guide us in how we serve our people and our communities. Our Chief Communications & Impact Officer will be the champion of our mission and purpose, ensuring that our values consistently influence how we do business,” said Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and CEO of Chobani. “I have known and worked closely with Nishant for many years and respect him enormously. He is driven, dedicated, and cares deeply about the impact Chobani has had, and will continue to have, on the world. His experience across both business and service is exactly what we need in a leader to take Chobani’s impact to even greater heights.”

Before taking the role of chief communications & impact officer, Roy served as chief of strategic operations after serving as chief of staff for Hamdi Ulukaya. Prior to joining Chobani, Roy worked at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) structuring partnerships to lift people out of abject poverty. Previously, he also worked at Goldman Sachs.

Roy started his career as an Airman in the United States Air Force, serving with the Security Forces, and deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. Roy is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, working group lead at the Partnership for Central America, and serves as the Treasurer of the Tent Foundation. Roy earned his master’s degree in business administration from New York University Stern School of Business and received his bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, in economics from St. John’s University.

This appointment comes on the heels of numerous strategic leadership hires which serve as an important part of the growth of the Chobani leadership team and the company’s continued success as a next generation food company.