Chr. Hansen appoints Christoffer Lorenzen as member of the Executive Board

DENMARK - Chr. Hansen, a global leader in natural solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries have appointed Christoffer Lorenzen as a member of the Executive Board. Before the appointment, Christoffer was serving the company as Executive Vice President of Food Cultures & Enzymes. According to Chr. Hansen, since joining the company in…

Syngenta appoints Alexandra Brand as Chief Sustainability Officer

SWITZERLAND - Syngenta has appointed Alexandra Brand as Chief Sustainability Officer, a newly created role in its strive to achieve sustainable agricultural production. The newly created Business Sustainability Group working under Brand will ensure sustainable agricultural production considering the company’s Regulatory Affairs, Sustainability and Stewardship, External Affairs and Communications activities. Alexandra Brand was Syngenta’s former…

Former ShopRite boss Whitey Basson back in business on Clover board

SOUTH AFRICA - Former Shoprite boss Whitey Basson has taken up an independent non-executive director role in the dairy group Clover few months after leaving his corporate roles at ShopRite late 2017. Clover has strengthened its board with two other appointments; Flemming Morgan as another independent non-executive director and Frantz Scheepers as an executive director.…

Carlsberg Group CEO joins WEF’s Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders

DENMARK – Carlsberg Group CEO Cees ’t Hart, has joined the CEO Climate Leaders, an organization that brings together the private sector to support concrete, business-led climate solutions and innovations. The group of 79 chief executives came together with a belief that the private sector had a responsibility to actively engage in global efforts to…

Long-serving Famous Brands director Kevin Hedderwick resigns

SOUTH AFRICA - Famous Brands non-executive director, Kevin Hedderwick has resigned with immediate effect after 18 years of service at the group. He joined the Famous Brands in February 2000 as Managing Director for the Steers Brand. As Group Chief Executive of Famous Brands Limited, his primary remit was Group Strategy with an overarching focus…

Chr. Hansen Board of Directors appoints Mauricio Graber as new CEO

DENMARK - The Board of Directors of ingredients and industry solutions Chr. Hansen has appointed Mauricio Graber as new Chief Executive Officer from 1 June 2018. Mauricio Graber, 54, has been President of the Flavours Division of Givaudan S.A. and a member of Givaudan’s Executive Committee since 2006. He holds a BSc. in Electronic Engineering…

Molson Coors announces Sergey Yeskov new President and CEO

USA - Molson Coors Brewing Company has announced that Sergey Yeskov, currently Chief Sales & Customer Excellence Officer, has been promoted to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer, Molson Coors International, effective January 1, 2018. Yeskov had successfully led Molson Coors Croatia & Bosnia business to sustained share and profit growth before transferring…

Brazilian food processor BRF appoints new CEO amid company struggles

BRAZIL - Brazilian food processor BRF has appointed José Aurélio Drummond Jr to the position of CEO to turn around the fortunes of the struggling company, and will take over from Pedro de Andrade Faria, who remains as CEO until 22 December. Drummond previously served as chief executive of appliance maker Whirlpool, aluminium manufacturer Alcoa…