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Oterra announced a new Chief Financial Officer, Hubert Windegger, who joined Oterra effective April 22nd, 2024.

Hubert Windegger joins the company with over 14 years of finance leadership experience, including roles at Private Equity-owned carve-outs and as CFO of ASK Chemicals. His strategic insights and proven track record in driving growth make him an invaluable addition to Oterra as they continue to innovate and expand their reach in the natural colour ingredients markets.

This change comes from Oterra’s current CFO, Mads Dehlsen Winther, who, after careful consideration, has decided to explore other career opportunities.

Refresco Group B.V., the global independent beverage solutions provider for Global, National and Ernerging (GNE) brands, and retailers in Europe and North America, announced that Adee Packer has stepped down as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Member ofthe Executive Board.

Bill McFarland, CFO of Refresco North America, will be appointed as CFO for the Group, effective 1 July 2022. Bill joined the Company through the acquisition of Cott Beverages, where he was CFO since 2013, and has over 20 years of experience in the FMCG industry. Prior to his career at Cott, Bill held several finance rotes at Molson Coors, an international beverage company. He has worked and lived in the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK.

Andre Voogt, M&A Director Refresco North America, will step into the rote of CFO Refresco North America, also effective 1 July 2022. Andre has been with Refresco for over 15 years, mainly in senior finance rotes. When Refresco set its first steps in North America in 2016, Andre led the local finance organization. From 2018 to2020, Andre was responsible for the integration of Cott Beverages into Refresco, and member of the North America Leadership Team.

Chr. Hansen Holding A/S has today appointed Lise Skaarup Mortensen as new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Lise is an experienced international leader with a strong track-record and a passion for leadership who joins from a position as CFO at Microsoft Germany

Lise Skaarup Mortensen (52) has a strong financial background with many years of experience in large international companies and has for the past eight years been with Microsoft in international senior leadership positions in India and Germany. Prior to joining Microsoft, Lise has held senior level positions within the fields of finance and strategy at IBM, AP Moller-Maersk and BG Bank.

Lise Skaarup Mortensen will start at Chr. Hansen on October 1, 2020, after which there will be a short transition period until current CFO Søren Westh Lonning leaves, expected by the end of October. Lise will join the Executive Board after the transition period is completed.

Lise Skaarup Mortensen is a Danish national, currently living in Munich. She will relocate back to Denmark to take up this position. Lise holds a master’s degree in Business Administration & Economics from the University of Aarhus, Denmark.

CFO Michael Andersen leaves the Executive Board of Krones AG with immediate effect by mutual agreement.

Krones AG would like to thank Michael Andersen for his strong commitment over the past three and a half years. The operative CFO functions will be temporarily executed by CEO Christoph Klenk until a successor has been found.

Louis Dreyfus Company Holdings B.V. (LDCH) announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Ian McIntosh, who is promoted from his current position of Chief Strategy Officer, effective immediately.

The move follows the resignation of Gonzalo Ramírez Martiarena as Chief Executive Officer, after 13 years with the company, in order to pursue other opportunities.

A British national, Ian McIntosh joined the Group in 1986 in London. Having led the UK Grains desk from 1989 to 1991, he moved to Paris to trade global Feedgrains, and then to Melbourne to lead LDC’s Australasian Grain activities. Returning to London in 1993 as a Sugar Trader, he was appointed Global Head of Sugar in 1996 to lead the platform’s global integration and expansion. Between 1999 and 2006, Ian also managed LDC’s global Coffee, Cocoa, Rice, Ethanol and Grains activities, supervised the Group’s integration of its Metals business, and contributed to the creation of LDC’s current structure. He was appointed Head of Europe & Black Sea in 2007, and in 2008 left LDC to set up Edesia Asset Management as part of the Louis Dreyfus Group, serving as CEO and Chief Investment Officer until its closure in 2018. Ian holds a degree in Biological Sciences from Leeds University, UK.

At the same time, Mr. Federico Cerisoli, currently Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Group Controller, has been appointed Group Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect. This follows the decision of Armand Lumens, Group Chief Financial Officer, to leave the company for personal reasons.

Federico brings extensive knowledge and experience to the position. He joined the group in 2008 as CFO of the Calyx Agro start-up. Soon after, he was appointed CFO for what was then the South Latin America Region, and in 2013 took up the role of Regional CFO for Europe & Black Sea. He later served as Metals Platform CFO, Regional CFO for Europe, Middle East & Africa, and then as Interim Group CFO, before his appointment to his present role. Prior to joining LDC, Federico worked for over 17 years in finance, commercial and business development at various energy companies in Argentina, Brazil and the US. He is a Certified Public Accountant from Universidad Católica Argentina, and completed his Executive Business education at Columbia Business School in New York City.

Mr. McIntosh is replaced as Chief Strategy Officer by Patrick Treuer. Patrick was previously Global Head of Strategy for LDC and serves as Non-Executive Chairman for Biosev. A Swiss national, Patrick joined Biosev in 2014 as Head of Strategy, a role he held until his appointment as Head of Strategy for LDC in 2015. Prior to joining the Group, he worked for 15 years in investment banking with Credit Suisse, based in Switzerland and the UK, most recently as Managing Director, Head of Equity Capital Markets for Switzerland, Germany and Austria. Patrick holds a Business degree from the University of St. Gallen.

Tate & Lyle PLC announced the appointment of Imran Nawaz to the position of Chief Financial Officer, and to the Board of Tate & Lyle, with effect from 1 August 2018.  He succeeds Nick Hampton in that role, who, as announced on 16 January 2018, was appointed Chief Executive of Tate & Lyle from 1 April 2018.

Imran Nawaz joins Tate & Lyle from Mondelēz International where he has been Senior Vice President Finance Europe since 2014. Prior to that, during a 16-year career at Mondelēz and Kraft Foods, he held a number of senior financial roles across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Marco Haussener to retire and be succeeded by Samuel Sigrist, President and General Manager, Europe

SIG Combibloc Group Holdings S.à r.l. (“SIG”), one of the world’s leading solution providers for the food and beverage industry, announced that Chief Financial Officer Marco Haussener plans to retire in February 2018 and will be succeeded by Samuel Sigrist.

Samuel Sigrist, currently President & General Manager, Europe, will become CFO effective November 1, 2017 and will work with Haussener, who will move at that time into an advisory role, to ensure a smooth transition. Sigrist has been with SIG since 2005 and has also served in various finance roles including Head of Finance Europe, Director of Group Controlling & Reporting, amongst others.

Martin Herrenbrück, currently Head of Cluster Europe and responsible for the European commercial operations, will succeed Sigrist as the President & General Manager, Europe, effective November 1, 2017. Herrenbrück has been with SIG since 2006 and has served in a variety of capacities including Head of Cluster Asia-Pacific South, Head of Global Marketing and Business Development, and several corporate development roles.