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…

PepsiCo appoints Paula Santilli as Chief Executive Officer for Latin America

USA – PepsiCo has appointed Paula Santilli as Chief Executive Officer, Latin America, reporting to PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Ramon Laguarta. Santilli, who is currently President of PepsiCo Mexico Foods (PMF) succeeds Laxman Narasimhan, who was recently named Global Chief Commercial Officer of PepsiCo. In his role as President of PMF, Santilli oversees one of…

Long serving AEEI’s director Dr Charles Mehana resigns

SOUTH AFRICA – Dr Vukile Charles Mehana, non-executive director at Premier Fishing and Brands Limited’s parent company, African Equity Empowerment Investment Limited (AEEI) has resigned from the position after 12 years of service in the firm. This follows his appointment as the new chief executive officer at Sizwe Africa IT Group, a subsidiary of AYO…

Nigeria UAC Appoints Ibiyinka Oriola as new group finance director

NIGERIA – The United Africa Company of Nigeria PLC (UAC), the parent company of UAC Foods Limited has appointed Mr. Ibikunle Ibiyinka Oriola as the Group’s Finance Director. Mr. Oriola is a seasoned professional with 17 years’ experience gained from diverse functional roles spanning finance, strategy, risk management and corporate finance. He has provided strategic…

US Grain Council appoints Pooja Pokharel as manager of Program Funding

USA – The US Grain Council (USGC) has appointed Pooja Pokharel to the newly created position, manager of program funding, effective March 11. In her new role, she will responsible for helping track and comply with regulations related to funding from a growing array of sources. Pokharel joined the Council in 2015 as the junior…

tna appoints Matthew Walters to lead African operations

SOUTH AFRICA – Food processing and packaging solutions provider, tna solutions Pty Ltd has appointed Matthew Walters as branch manager to head up its African operations, based in South Africa. In his new role Matthew will be responsible of supporting food manufacturers across the Africa with tna’s portfolio in the food processing and packaging solutions.…

Land O’Lakes appoints Pete Kappelman Senior Vice President, Member and Government Relations

USA – Land O’Lakes has appointed Pete Kappelman Senior Vice President, Member and Government Relations effective immediately. His responsibilities in the new role include leveraging Land O'Lakes resources to help the cooperative’s members grow profitably and to strengthen partnerships on technology, talent, branding and financial services. He will have direct responsibility for the Member Relations…

Britvic Plc appoints Joanne Wilson as Chief Financial Officer

UK – The British soft drinks producer, Britvic Plc has appointed Joanne Wilson as the company Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Mathew Dunn who will be leaving the company. Prior to the appointment, Joanne was Chief Financial Officer at Dunnhumby, the global leader in customer data science and part of Tesco PLC. She has also held…

Brookside Dairy seeking Coordinator, maintenance, boiler and laboratory technicians

UGANDA - The leading dairy processing company in East Africa, Brookside Dairy Limited is seeking to hire a Products Quality Improvement Coordinator, maintenance, boiler and laboratory technicians. Products Quality Improvement Coordinator He/She will be reporting to the Quality Assurance manager with responsibilities to monitor and manage adherence to food safety and compliance to regulatory requirement.…

US Grain Council promotes Danielson Castillo to regional director South Asia

ASIA – The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) has appointed Alejandra Danielson Castillo as new regional director for South Asia, a newly created director position that aims to increase the organisations presence in the region. She will responsible for the firm’s grain trading business in South Asia effective March 11. Prior to her appointment, Danielson Castillo…