The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has named Danone chief executive Emmanuel Faber and Migros Ticaret chief executive Özgür Tort as the two new co-chairs of its board of directors.
Last week’s Consumer Goods Forum was the last event for the outgoing co-chairs, Ian Cook of Colgate-Palmolive and Olaf Koch of Metro AG, with the new co-chair announcement made following the Forum’s biannual board of directors’ meeting.
Faber will chair the board’s Manufacturer College, while Tort will chair the Retailer College.
Elsewhere, James Quincey, chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company, and Daniel Zhang, CEO of Alibaba Group, have been appointed vice co-chairs of the CGF board.
In a statement, the Forum said that both Faber and Tort will seek to unite members in addressing issues such as plastic waste, food waste, deforestation, forced labour, data accuracy, food safety, consumer health, and employee well-being.
Commenting on his election, Danone’s Faber said, “The CGF embodies a unique platform to drive positive change through collaboration at local and global level, in order to reinvent the industry model. I’m greatly honoured to become new co-chair of the board alongside Özgür, and feel inspired to advance the ambitious collective road map of the CGF with all its members.”
Tort echoed his sentiment, saying, “In the new age of the global consumer goods industry, collaboration between all parties, including retailers, manufacturers, legal authorities, universities, NGOs, and digital platforms, will be the key to empower our sector. This will bring a direct benefit to lives of consumers in the future.”
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