Africa Food Industry Excellence Awards

The Africa Food Industry Excellence Awards celebrate the very best new products, projects and initiatives; and outstanding individuals in the food, beverage and milling industry in Africa. Through a competitive process judged by some of […]

Orkla appoints Jaan Ivar Semlitsch as new President and CEO

NORWAY – Orkla, the Norwegian branded consumer goods conglomerate has appointed Jaan Ivar Semlitsch as the firm’s new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective 1 December. He succeeds Peter A. Ruzicka, who left the […]

Dairy Crest CEO Mark Allen steps down after Saputo takeover

CANADA – Canadian dairy processor, Dairy Crest has announced that Mark Allen is stepping down as Chief Executive of Dairy Crest after successful completion of the takeover. Also, Mr. Tom Atherton, Dairy Crest Deputy Chief […]

Schur Flexibles appoints Michael Schernthaner as new CEO

EUROPE – Schur Flexibles Group, Europe’s leading provider of flexible packaging has appointed Michael Schernthaner as the new Chief Executive Officer of the company. Michael Schernthaner, 41 has been appointed to the helms after serving […]

US Grains Council names Ryan LeGrand as new President and CEO

USA – U.S. Grains Council (USGC) has appointed Ryan LeGrand, current council director in Mexico as new president and chief executive officer, effective mid-June. He succeeds Tom Sleight, who announced his retirement from the council […]

Bunge appoints Gregory A. Heckman new company Chief Executive

USA – Global agribusiness company, Bunge has appointed Gregory A. Heckman as the company’s next Chief Executive Officer, after serving in the role on an interim basis for three months. The appointment allows Heckman to […]

Packaging group Silafrica appoints Gavin Dehning as Group CEO

KENYA – African leading packaging supplier for the food, beverage and health industry, Silafrica has appointed Gavin Dehning as new Group CEO. He will lead the company operations mainly in East Africa and the surrounding […]

SunOpta ousts CEO David J. Colo on poor results, divests soy and corn business

CANADA – Global organic food company, SunOpta has announced that it has terminated the tenure of president and chief executive officer, David J. Colo following disappointing financial results. The company which also cited desire for […]

Bunge names Gregory A. Heckman acting Chief Executive Officer

USA – The global agricultural and food company, Bunge Ltd has appointed Board member Gregory A. Heckman as acting Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. He succeeds Soren Schroder who in December unveiled intentions to step […]