Press Release - Ameropa to enter new decade with a new Group CEO at the helm

(November 18, 2019)

Binningen BL, 18th November 2019 – Ameropa today announces that Mr. William Dujardin will join the Company on 8th January 2020 as the new Group CEO.  
 
As a seasoned international agribusiness executive, Mr. Dujardin brings with him a very comprehensive understanding of the industry. With a solid commercial background, he has a strong track record of optimising value chains, strategy development and execution within our industry.
 
William Dujardin (45, French national) holds a master’s degree (DESS) in International Business from Université Paris-Dauphine and an MBA from INSEAD. After graduating, he worked for seven years at Louis Dreyfus Company as a research analyst and grains trader. In 2005 he joined Bunge where he held various executive positions with increasing responsibility, including Director Finance & Strategic Development, General Manager Latin America and Vice President Food & Ingredients Europe. Since January 2018, he was Vice President North & Central Europe of the leading agribusiness and food company.
 
Andreas Zivy, Chairman of the Board of Ameropa Holding AG, stated: “The Board and shareholders are delighted to welcome Mr. Dujardin to Ameropa, thereby handing the reins to a younger generation that will continue to develop our Group towards innovation, digitization and sustainability.”
 
William Dujardin, Group CEO designate, commented: “I am thrilled and honored to join Ameropa, an impressive 70 year old family owned business with a long history of success in grains and fertilizers. This is an exciting time for our industry as it grapples with the ongoing food revolution; and Ameropa  ̶  with its consistent reliability in our fast changing industry, its strong positions in the various markets it serves and a continued solid performance  ̶  is well placed to embrace the developments and challenges that await us. I am excited to work with the many talented, dedicated people and leaders that Ameropa has around the world.”
 
As of 8th January, Mr. Dujardin will assume the full responsibilities of Group CEO, and Mr. Zivy will return to his position as Chairman of Ameropa Holding AG.

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