ADM nominates Michael S. Burke as new director to the company’s board

USA - Archer Daniels Midland, the American global food processing and commodities trading corporation has nominated Michael S. Burke as a new director to its board and he’ll stand for election to the board at the company’s upcoming annual shareholders’ meeting on May 3, 2018. The announcement was made during its 95th Annual Stockholders’ Meeting…

Unilever Ghana appoints Nazaire Djako as new Supply Director

GHANA - Unilever, the largest producer and retailer of consumer goods in Ghana has appointed Nazaire Djako as new Supply Director for Ghana effective March 8, 2018, reported GNA, quoting a statement from the company. His role includes overseeing operations at the Unilever Tema factory, and liaising with other functional Directors to ensure effective manufacture…

Tetra Pak appoints first ever Nigerian Managing Director

NIGERIA - Tetra Pak West Africa has announced the appointment of Oshiokamele Aruna as the new Managing Director of the company, making him the first Nigerian to attain this position in the history of Tetra Pak, the world’s leading processing and packaging solutions provider. According to Beverage Industry News NG, Arun has over 18 years’…

Oman Flour Mills’ CFO to resign in May

ASIA - Oman Flour Mills has announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Salim Khairulla will be leaving the company Mid-May after tendering resignation citing personal reasons. Khairulla was appointed an interim Chief Executive Officer for Oman after its then CEO, Ali Habaj stepped down to join Oman Cables Industry at the end of June. He…

Arytza appoints former Unilever executive as CEO for Europe

SWITZERLAND - Arytza, the Swiss-Irish food group announced it has appointed Gregory Sklikas, former executive at Unilever and FrieslandCampina as new CEO for Europe effective May 2018. Gregory will succeed Dermot Murphy who’s stepping down, having served in the position for 20 years. He spent his career at Unilever for 14 years and 11 years…

Packaging manufacturer Schur Flexibles appoints new CEO

AUSTRALIA - Schur Flexibles Group, one of the leading providers of flexible packaging solutions in Austria and Europe has appointed Thorsten Kühn as its new Chief Executive Officer. The appointment came after serving as the vice-president of the company’s European PET business and as the regional head of the company’s Asia division while at the…

Campbell Soup announces strategic reorganization, appoints COO

USA - Campbell Soup has announced a strategic reorganization to capitalize on the rapidly changing food industry landscape while aligning the business to the company’s strategies. According to the company, the new structure reorganizes its core business operations -including its important soup, simple meals and shelf-stable beverages portfolios and its powerful snacks portfolio -under the…

Diageo appoints Susan Kilsby to its Board of Directors

UK – Diageo, the British multinational alcoholic beverages company has appointed Susan Kilsby as a non-executive director to its board and a member of its Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees. Susan was appointed chairman of Shire Plc, an Irish-based global specialty biopharmaceutical company in 2014 after joining the drug maker in 2011. Also, she is…

Shoprite’s CFO Marius Bosman to resign in July

SOUTH AFRICA - Shoprite’s Chief Financial Officer Marius Bosman will be stepping down from his position in July, after the retailer completes its financial accounts for the year ending June, reports Business Day. He will however remain as a consultant, according to the market announcement by the firm, as he has served for as long…

Amul Dairy MD resigns, board refutes corruption allegation

INDIA- The managing-director of Anand-based Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers Union Limited, popularly called Amul Dairy, has resigned and his resignation was accepted in a board meeting yesterday, the milk cooperative's chairman Ramsinh Parmar said. While K Rathnam's resignation comes amidst allegations of a Rs 450-crore corruption in allocation of tenders and recruitment at the…