ADM Announces Appointments in Cocoa Group
In January, ADM announced the appointment of Alain Fredericq to director, Global Business Development and Sustainability Programs, for ADM Cocoa. In this newly created position, he will use his extensive West African and chocolate market experience to align business development and sustainability efforts with the Cocoa group’s strategic goals to expand geographically and deliver higher value to customers. He will report to Bemis.
Scott Walker joined ADM in 1993 and served as a merchandiser at numerous locations in the Oilseed Processing division before becoming a commodity trader for ADM Cocoa in 1998. In 2002, he was named commercial director, ADM Cocoa South America, and in 2004, became commercial director, ADM Cocoa International. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural business economics from Southern Illinois University.
John McGowan joined ADM in 1997 and has served in various trading and merchandising positions in the Company’s Cocoa and Oilseeds groups. Most recently, he served as commercial manager, ADM Cocoa West Africa. McGowan received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska.
Ian Povey joined ADM in 2006 through the Company’s acquisition of Classic Couverture, where he was managing director. Since the acquisition, Povey has served as operations director for ADM Cocoa in the United Kingdom. He received a Higher National Diploma in business from Polytechnic Institute of Liverpool.
Matijs Brand joined ADM in1999 and has held various positions within ADM Cocoa. Most recently, he was a commodity trader for ADM Cocoa North America in Milwaukee. Matijs received a Master of Science degree in food technology from Wageningen University.
Michiel Hendriksz joined ADM in 1998 and previously served as director of sales, ADM Cocoa Europe. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in tropical agriculture and a Master of Science degree in marketing management.
Marc Degen joined ADM in 2000 and previously served as sales director, Specialty Food Ingredients in Koog, the Netherlands. Since joining the Company, he has held various positions in the Specialty Food Ingredients group. Degen received a Bachelor of Science degree in food science from Agrarische Hogeschool Friesland.
Jeroen van Engen joined ADM in 1993 and has held trading and merchandising positions within various divisions of the Company. Most recently, he served as commercial director, ADM Cocoa United Kingdom. He received a degree in business and economics.
Grant Belden joined ADM in 1998. He has held various merchandising positions in the Company’s Cocoa and Oilseeds groups, and previously served as a senior trader in Koog, the Netherlands. Belden received a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural business from Iowa State University.
Alain Fredericq joined ADM in 1994 and previously served as director, European Chocolate. Since joining the Company, he has served in several cocoa management roles including general manager, Africa in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire. Alain received a degree in food engineering from INA-PG and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD, both located in France. He is secretary and treasurer of the World Cocoa Foundation and serves on the steering committee of the Sustainable Tree Crops Program.
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