Vion today announces the appointment of John Morssink as CFO effective 1 November as successor of Joost Sliepenbeek who will leave the company to take on the CFO position at Action.
“John brings extensive international management experience in the food and agri sector. His current role as CFO for our Pork division makes him an excellent successor that knows the business and the processes. I am happy to welcome him as a member of our management board,” says Lotgerink, CEO of Vion. “Joost made an important contribution to our company over the last three and a half years. I thank him for his commitment, support and efforts. We regret his decision but wish him all the best in his new job.”
Vion today also announces that Theo Koekkoek will be appointed as chairman of the supervisory board effective 1 October 2018. Koekkoek, who joined the Vion supervisory board as per 27 November 2017, has extensive experience in the food and agri sector and stepped down 13 March 2018 as chairman of the supervisory board of Royal Agrifirm Group after completing a 16 year term. Koekkoek is succeeding Sipko Schat whose current term ends per the same date and who has decided not to seek reappointment. Ronald Lotgerink: “We are grateful to Sipko. Under his chairmanship Vion was transformed with a clear focus on further optimising our footprint and improving results but also driving our sustainability agenda with a strong emphasis on transparency. We are pleased to have found a new chairman in Theo. He is an experienced supervisory director and has extensive know-how of the agricultural and food industries”.
As per 1 October 2018 the Vion supervisory board comprises: Theo Koekkoek (chairman), Tom Heidman (vice chairman), Marieke Bax, Hans Huijbers and Ton van der Laan.
Danone has appointed three deputy CEOs to “better connect categories and regions” and drive the delivery of its ‘Renew Danone’ strategy. The new appointees are Veronique Penchienati-Bosetta, Shane Grant and Juergen Esser. They will report to Danone CEO Antoine de Saint-Affrique.
PepsiCo Portugal has announced that it will invest €7.5 million to construct a new biodigester, which will turn organic waste into biogas. As well as helping its Carregado facility to achieve a 30% reduction in carbon emissions, the biodigester will also contribute to reducing gas consumption, allowing the installation to use the biogas produced during the anaerobic digestion process.
Kerry is sponsoring The Kerry Upcycled Food Foundation Fellowship in a new partnership with the Upcycled Food Foundation (UFF), the non-profit subsidiary of the Upcycled Food Association (UFA). The research fellowship is the second initiated by the UFF and will work toward advancing the understanding of the market, consumer perception and technical opportunities of upcycled food.