Nestle proposes new independent directors to join company board

SWITZERLAND – The food and beverages giant, Nestle has proposed two new independent directors- Dick Boer, and Dinesh Paliwal to join the company board. Dick Boer who is former President and CEO of Ahold Delhaize N.V and Dinesh Paliwal, President and CEO of Harman International Industries Inc, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd will stand for an election…

Kwik Lok President to retire, Motohiro Kawai appointed to succeed role

JAPAN – The Japanese manufacturer of plastic bag closures for the packaging industry, Kwik Lok Japan Ltd has announced that the company President, Shinichi Sugiura plans to retire as of April 1, 2019. Motohiro Kawai, a Japanese native has been appointed as new President for Kwik Lok Japan Ltd and will work closely with Sugiura…

DSM Netherlands President steps down, Edith Schippers to take role

NETHERLANDS – The global science-based company, Royal DSM has announced that Atzo Nicolai, President DSM Netherlands will be stepping down from the company and will be succeeded in his role by Edith Schippers. Nicolai will leave in the mid-2019 while Edith Schippers, who was most recently Minister of Health, Welfare and Sports in the Netherlands…

ADM partners in achieving gender parity in leadership structure by 2030

USA – The American grain merchant, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has partnered Paradigm for Parity in commitment to achieve gender parity within its senior leadership structure by 2030. ADM becomes one of the first 100 companies to join the coalition of business leaders, board members and business academics dedicated to addressing the gender gap…

Knappen Milling names new President and Chief Executive Officer

USA – The family-owned wheat handling company, Knappen Milling Company has named Emily K. Likens new president and chief executive officer. According to World Grain, Likens succeeds her father Charles B. (Chip) Knappen III, who is retiring following 46 years with the business. She was appointed to company board of directors in 2014, where she…

South Africa’s Grand Parade appoints Mohsin Tajbhai as acting CEO

SOUTH AFRICA – Grand Parade Investments (GPI) said it has appointed Mohsin Tajbhai, as acting Chief Executive Officer in its strategy to shore up confidence in the listed empowerment company, reports Business report. The new appointment seeks to streamline GPI’s business which has been struggling to restructure its governance. Mohsin Tajbhai, who is also the…

Nigerian Breweries appoints Sade Morgan as Corporate Affairs Director

NIGERIA - Nigerian Breweries Plc has announced Mrs Sade Morgan as its Corporate Affairs Director and member of its executive committee, reports Beverage Industry News. This follow the resignation of Kufre Ekanem from the position in October 2018 who left NB to start a career at a culture, marketing and public relations consultancy firm, Philosoville…

British retail chain Tesco to cut 9,000 jobs amid fresh food store closures

UK – Tesco Plc, one of the largest retailers in England has confirmed that about 9,000 jobs are at risk following the decision to close several of its fresh food counters in several stores across the UK. According to the Guardian, Tesco is closing about 90 of its stores and plans to lay off some…

U.S. Department of Agriculture appoints three senior leaders

USA - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has appointed three individuals to take up senior leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Dr. Mindy Brashears was named Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, a position that does not require Senate confirmation. Brashears is a professor of food safety and public health and…

Beverage manufacturer Revin Zambia sheds 56 employees

ZAMBIA –Revin Zambia limited, a soft drink manufacture has sent 56 employees on circumstantial leave following the suspension of production and distribution of the product, reports Lusaka Times. This comes after Zambia Bureau of Standards and the Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority have halted the production and distribution of the company’s popular energy drink, Power SX,…