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 the most outstanding industry veterans, the Awards aim at boosting innovations and excellence in the region's food industry. The 2018…

Nigeria’s International Breweries appoints Olutoyin Modupe to its Board

NIGERIA - International Breweries Plc, the Nigerian subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has announced the appointment of Olutoyin Modupe Odulate as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the company. The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) listed firm manufactures and distributes alcoholic and soft beverages in Nigeria under the  Brands; Trophy Lager, Trophy Black, Castle Milk Stout,…

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 Executive and Group Finance Director has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Saputo’s Dairy Division in the UK.…

Bunge unveils new global business model with senior appointments

USA – Bunge Ltd, global leader in agribusiness and food commodities has announced new global operating model plus changes to its senior leadership structure. The company said the new business structure is aligned with its commercial activities including handling and processing, managing physical product flows, and risk management and optimization.    Agribusiness will be led…

Coca-Cola East & Central Africa appoints new regional head

AFRICA - Coca-Cola East & Central Africa has appointed Phillipine Mtikitiki as new General Manager in charge of regional operations, effective June 1 Ms Mtikitiki will take over from Ahmed Rady who has been appointed General Manager of the firm in Egypt. Mtikitiki will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and will be responsible for developing and managing…

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 two years as Schur’s CFO and will work together with COO Juan Luís Martínez Arteaga and Chief Sales Officer Friedrich…

Shoprite’s Edward Kieswetter resigns from board amid proposed share repurchase scheme

SOUTH AFRICA - Africa’s largest grocer Shoprite has announced the resignation of Edward Kieswetter from the firm’s board and the position of lead independent director. Kieswetter also served as the chairperson of the remuneration committee and member of the nominations committee. His resignation follows his appointment as the commissioner of the SA Revenue Services (Sars)…

Massmart chief executive Guy Hayward to step down

SOUTH AFRICA – Massmart, Walmart-owned South African retailer, has announced that Guy Hayward will step down from as the company’s chief executive officer by the end of the year after five years in the position. The retailer whose brands include Makro and Game, however did not give the exact timing of his exit but noted…

Kenya’s Sony Sugar appoints James Oluoch as acting managing director

KENYA – The South Nyanza Sugar Company (SONY Sugar) has appointed James Oluoch as the acting managing director as the firm undergoes major restructuring ahead of the upcoming privatisation. According to the company’s board, Mr Oluoch, who is the current ICT head, will replace Bernard Otieno pending fresh hiring of a new boss within three to six months. The…

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 this February. LeGrand joined USGC in Mexico in 2015 and has served as the director of the council’s Mexico City…