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Belgium: Greenyard Foods COO to step down

Greenyard Foods NV has announced that Francis Kint will step down as Chief Operating Officer (COO) to become non-executive Director on the Board of Greenyard Foods, the recent business combination of Greenyard Foods, Univeg and Peatinvest. He will also become a member of Greenyard Food’s Strategic Committee. As of September 1st, 2015 Mr Kint will become CEO at Vion Food Group, a leading Dutch meat processing company.

Francis Kint started in 2009 as Managing Director of UNIVEG Deutschland and became CEO of UNIVEG Group in 2013.

Greenyard Foods Executive Chairman Hein Deprez says: ”We thank Francis for his 7 years at UNIVEG during which he was the engine of integration after a period of fast growth. We are very pleased that Francis will stay on as non-executive Board Member of Greenyard Foods, because of his in-depth knowledge of the fruit and vegetable business. We wish Francis every success in the next step in his career”.

Greenyard Foods CEO Marleen Vaesen adds; ”We respect this decision made by Francis. I will take over his responsibilities. We will redesign the company’s structure to fully support the recent merger and to enhance the synergies between the Fresh, Prepared & Substrates business segments. Together with our board and shareholders, we are confident that we have the right strategy to create profitable growth and build Greenyard Foods into a unique, leading world player in Fruit and Vegetables”.

For more information:
Koen Sticker
Greenyard Foods
Tel. +32 (0)15/32.42.94

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