The board of Valeo Foods has announced the appointment of Ronald Kers as group CEO of Valeo Foods Group.
Kers will take over from Seamus Kearney, following the latter's decision to step back from a day-to-day leadership role within the business.
Kearney has been CEO of Valeo Foods for more than 11 years, during which he led 18 acquisitions and evolved Valeo Foods from an Irish business to a company competing in the European food sector.
The board says Kearney will continue to make contributions to the group as a member of the Board of Directors.
Kers, who will take up his new role in summer 2023, has worked at both Müller and most recently 2 Sisters Food Group, where he held the role of CEO for five years and played a part in its business transformation.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Valeo Foods, and look forward to partnering with the team to help realise the ambition of building a scale and growing platform of multi-national food brands,” Kers commented.
North American Market
Valeo Foods Group’s products, which are sold in over 106 countries around the world, include numerous categories like snacking & sweet treats, confectionery, health & wellness, beverages & agency, baking & meal ingredients and food service.
Last year, Valeo Foods Group expanded into North America with the acquisition of Canada-based Les Industries Bernard & Fils Ltd, one of the world's largest maple syrup processors.
At the time, the company claimed the transaction would add a further €95 million to Valeo Foods’ revenues.
"Valeo Foods is on a journey to becoming a leading global food business and we remain focussed on growing our operations organically and through further acquisitions,” Seamus Kearney, group chief executive, Valeo Foods, said at the time.
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