Sector News

Alpro CEO Bernard Deryckere to leave company after 16 years

November 20, 2017
Food & Drink

Belgian dairy company Alpro has announced that its CEO Bernard Deryckere will step down from his position after 16 years leading the business.

Management responsibility will be given to Sven Lamote, who will be tasked to prepare the Alpro plant-based business for its next stage of growth as the company’s new general manager.

Six months have passed since Alpro joined Danone following completion of the $12.5 billion WhiteWave merger.

Alpro said that following the merger, Deryckere facilitated the integration between Alpro and Danone, ‘creating the right environment for plant-based to accelerate’.

Danone now wants to further accelerate momentum by combining the expertise of Alpro with the distribution and geographical footprint of Danone, both in Europe and beyond current core markets of Alpro.

In a statement, Alpro said: “To help deliver on this ambition, Sven Lamote, vice president of customer development of Alpro since 2014, will now be appointed as the new general manager of Alpro to steer the plant-based business to the next stage of growth and deliver more choice to consumers who increasingly enjoy plant-based products.”

Source: FoodBev

comments closed

Related News

January 23, 2022

IFF appoints Frank Clyburn as CEO

Food & Drink

International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) has announced the appointment of Frank Clyburn as CEO and member of the board of directors, effective 14 February 2022. Clyburn, who will step down from his position as executive VP and president of human health at Merck & Co, succeeds current IFF CEO Andreas Fibig

January 23, 2022

Jack Link’s expands Peperami range with new chorizo five-packs

Food & Drink

Jack Link’s-owned meat snacking brand Peperami has launched new chorizo five-packs to add to its extensive snack portfolio. The new chorizo sticks are made with 100% pork, packed with protein, contain 99 calories and are unpasteurised to maintain a fuller flavour — providing a shelf life of over six months.

January 23, 2022

More beer in the glass with physics

Food & Drink

While foam is certainly desirable in the bathtub or on beer, preventing foam – for example in industrial processes – is a much-discussed topic. A team of researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research has now shown that so-called “superamphiphobic surfaces” can be used to prevent foaming.

Send this to a friend