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…

Fonterra announces Miles Hurrell as interim CEO

NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra Co-operative Group, a multinational dairy co-operative, has announced that Miles Hurrell will take over as the Co-operative’s interim Chief Executive with immediate effect. According to the company, Mr Hurrell is currently the Co-operative’s Chief Operating Officer, Farm Source – the unit responsible for working directly with the Co-operative’s farmer-owners. In that…

UAC Foods appoints Oladele Ajayi as new Managing Director

NIGERIA - The Board of UAC Foods Limited, a joint venture between UAC of Nigeria Plc and Tiger Brands has appointed Oladele Ajayi as new Managing Director, reported Beverage Industry news. His appointment follows years of experience at Nigerian Breweries Plc where he joined in 1989 as an assistant brewer, served in various roles including…

New 2 Sisters CEO Ronald Kers sets out a new transformation agenda

UK – The new CEO of UK’s poultry manufacturing company 2 Sisters, Ronald Kers, has set out new plans of transformation and organisational changes in the first week of his reign. According to the company, the ex-CEO of Muller has also informed the colleagues of new ‘Framework for Success’ plan and spelled out his vision…

Coca-Cola Beverages SA appoints Flora Jika as new logistics director

SOUTH AFRICA - Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) has appointed Flora Jika as the new logistics director after working with the company for almost ten years, Business Day has reported. Jika, a holder of master’s degree in industrial engineering from Wits University, joined CCBSA in 2008 after a four-year stint at Anglo American’s Witbank coalfields.…

Tongaat Hulett shareholders reject remuneration policy as CFO steps down

SOUTH AFRICA - The complementary sugarcane and maize feedstocks company, Tongaat Hulett’s shareholders have voted against a non-binding advisory resolution endorsing the company’s remuneration policy at its Annual General Meeting. Meanwhile, CFO Murray Munro who joined the group in 2003 has stepped down due to health reasons but will remain as an employee of the…

Bunge’s Agribusiness president Brian Thomsen to retire

USA - The American agribusiness and food company, Bunge Ltd has announced that Brian Thomsen, president Agribusiness unit, is retiring and plans to remain with the company through the end of the year for a smooth transition. Thomsen joined the company in 2004, and has led Bunge’s Agribusiness segment since May 2014, having previously served…

Nestle Ghana appoints Philomina Tan as new Managing Director

GHANA - Nestle Ghana, a global food and beverage company has appointed Philomina Tan as new Managing Director effective August 2018, succeeding Mrs Freda Duplan who has been promoted as the Market Head of Nestlé Pakistan. Tan was Business Executive Officer (BEO) for Milo Malaysia and Singapore and in her new role she will be…

Tongaat Hulett’s CEO Peter Staude to retire end of October

SOUTH AFRICA - The agricultural and sugar processor Tongaat Hulett has announced that its long-serving Chief Executive Peter Staude will be stepping down his role at the end of October after attaining the retirement age of 65 in June, Business Day reports. Staude who has been CEO of the agri-processing business since 2002 said in…

Guinness Nigeria appoints Baker Magunda as new Managing Director

NIGERIA - Guinness Nigeria, a subsidiary of Diageo Plc of the UK has appointed Baker Magunda as the company’s new Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer effective 1 July 2018. Baker succeeds Peter Ndegwa who gave his notice of resignation on 30th June 2018 and the Board accepted his resignation on the same date. He joins…