French dairy firm Savencia Fromage & Dairy has announced the appointment of Olivier Delamea as its new managing director, succeeding Jean-Paul Torris.
In line with group strategy, Delamea will be responsible for 'leading the next stage of Savencia's development', the group said in a statement, while also 'respecting its culture and independence.
Delamea, who joins Savencia on 4 April, most recently headed up the plant division at Avril Group. He commenced his career at Danone, and held a place on the management board of Danone France.
'Strengthening Our Position'
“Along with the entire board of directors, we are pleased to welcome Olivier Delamea as the new managing director of Savencia Fromage & Dairy," commented board chair Alex Bongrain.
"We are convinced that he will be able to lead and animate the group's teams in order to continue our sustainable growth and strengthen our position as a key player in the sector dairy, as part of our mission 'Undertaking to feed people well'."
Torris, who took over the role of CEO in 2016, plans to retire after more than 30 years with the business, with the company paying tribute to the 'consistency, scope and quality of its contribution to the success and development of the group'.
"I am happy to welcome my successor Olivier Delamea and wish him, as well as all the group's employees, many success in continuing to promote and develop Savencia," Torris commented.
Savencia Fromage & Dairy is the second largest cheesemaker in France, reporting a turnover of €5.6 billion in its most recent financial year, and currently employing 21,900 people.