Kenyan Billionaire Investor John Kimani raises stake in Kakuzi plc to 32%

KENYA – One of Kenya’s most prominent investors, John Kibunga Kimani has bought an additional 263,526 shares in Kakuzi with a current market value of Sh101 million (US$973,00), raising his stake to a new high […]

A2 Milk appoints Race Strauss as new chief financial officer

NEW ZEALAND – The milk and infant formula products company, A2 Milk has appointed Race Strauss to the position of chief financial officer (CFO). Strauss will assume office in the second half of the 2020 […]

Fonterra’s chairman John Monaghan due to step down in 2020

NEW ZEALAND – Fonterra’s chairman John Monaghan is due to retire as a director in 2020 and will the work with the board of the dairy giant to plan succession. Monaghan was elected to the […]

Beyond Meat names former Amzon executive as chief operating officer

USA – Los Angeles-based meat-alternative producer, Beyond Meat has appointed Sanjay Shah as the company’s new chief operating officer, effective September 18, 2019. Shah, who had earlier on served as an executive in Amazon and […]

German confectionery maker Zertus appoints new head of UK & Ireland operations

UK – German based food group, Zertus has appointed Paul Tripp as the new chief executive officer of the company’s operation in the UK and Ireland Snacking & Chocolate Market Unit. Tripp, who assumed office […]

MAN appoints Anegbe as new chairman of food and beverage sector

NIGERIA – Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has appointed Chief Patrick Anegbe as its new chairman of its Food, Beverage and Tobacco (FBT) sectoral group. Anegbe will hold the new office alongside his position as […]

SunOpta appoints Scott Huckins as new chief financial officer

CANADA – The global organic and specialty food company, SunOpta specialty foods, has announced the appointment of Scott E. Huckins as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective September 3, 2019. Mr. Huckins will succeed Robert McKeracher, […]

Kenya’s standards body appoints Bernard Njiraini as managing director

KENYA – The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), the government agency responsible for governing and maintaining the standards and metreology has appointed Bernard Njiraini as its Managing Director for a three-year term. Bernard Njiraini was […]

Olam International expands its board with three new appointments

SINGAPORE – Olam International has announced the appointment of three new Non-executive Directors to the Board, as it continues to strengthen its “board’s overall skills set and stewardship effectiveness.” The company has appointed Joerg Wolle […]

Premier Foods appoints new CEO as finance head steps down

UK – Premier Foods, the Mr Kipling cakes and Bisto gravy owner has appointed Alex Whitehouse, its UK managing director as the company’s new chief executive officer. Whitehouse will take over from Alastair Murray who […]