Birgit Horn appointed Managing Director for VIV Worldwide

Birgit Horn (49) has been appointed as the new Managing Director of VIV worldwide. Based in the head office in Utrecht, Mrs. Horn will officially start on August 1, 2022. She will contribute to enlarge the VIV worldwide network on all measures with regards to exhibitors, visitors and partner development and also further strengthen the worldwide reach of the VIV show portfolio. Horn has a vast experience of 25 years working in the exhibition industry. She has worked in different leadership positions with Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, a key player in…

Indian Poultry Giant Suguna Foods elevates Vignesh Soundararajan as its new Managing Director

Suguna Foods, India’s poultry conglomerate, announced the appointment of Mr. Vignesh Soundararajan as its new Managing Director effective from April 1st, 2022. In his new role will lead the Farm, Feed & Process Food Division of Suguna Foods operations in India.  In addition to this, Vignesh will also power the company’s expansion within the poultry segment and focus on strengthening the footprints of the brand across the nation. The current Managing Director and co-founder Mr. G.B Sundararajan will continue to be associated with Suguna Foods as part of the Board. Commenting…

Cargill announced Ross Hamou-Jennings as its new Chairman for Asia Pacific

Ross Hamou-Jennings leads Cargill’s Trade & Capital Markets (TCM) business group and has management oversight for the Risk Management and Metals businesses. He has been appointed to Cargill’s Executive Team as Chair of Cargill Asia Pacific, effective March 1, 2022. As Chair of Asia Pacific, Ross will drive the Growth in Asia strategy. Known for his entrepreneurial spirit and championing of diverse talent globally, he will continue leading TCM while taking on these additional leadership responsibilities. Ross’s career at Cargill has taken him around the world including to the U.K.,…

Simon heath appointed COO for AB Agri

Mr. Simon Heath appointed as Chief Commercial Officer for AB Agri . Having joined AB Agri in the late 80s as part of the graduate scheme in the UK, Simon has a passion for agriculture, stemming from his farming background.  He held several sales and management positions across the UK before pursuing numerous business development opportunities in the US, Canada and China.  Following the amalgamation of ABN, KW and Trident into new animal nutrition business AB Connect, Simon was appointed its Managing Director, overseeing a turnover of £1 billion and…

Hy-Line International adds role of President of Operations

Hy-Line International announced Eduardo de Souza Pinto will join Hy-Line International in the newly created position of President of Operations effective 1 March 2022. He will have responsibility for all areas of internal production, administration, exports and logistics based in Dallas Center, Iowa, USA. Jonathan Cade, President of Hy-Line International, will continue to lead all sales activities, customer support, business relations, marketing and technical service efforts. Dr. Danny Lubritz, Director of Research and Development, will continue to focus on research and development of Hy-Line varieties. “Eduardo will lead a strong…

Cobb-Vantress appoints new president

Cobb-Vantress Inc., a subsidiary of Tyson Foods Inc., a broiler breeding company announced the hiring of Joyce Lee as its next president. She will succeed Stan Reid, who has served as interim president since 2020, and will continue to serve in a supporting role. Her background includes working in the poultry industry years ago, Lee most recently worked in numerous executive roles in the animal health sector. She joined Cobb after working as president of Elanco’s pet health and commercial operations business sector. She will report to David Bray, Tyson’s group president…

VNU Asia Pacific appoints Igor Palka as Managing Director

New MD will succeed Heiko M. Stutzinger, who recently became COO of Royal Jaarbeurs | VNU Group Igor Palka (38) has been appointed as Managing Director for VNU’s regional office in the South East Asian region. Based in Bangkok, Igor Palka will be starting officially on the 15th of January 2022.  Mr. Palka is a seasoned trade show executive with over 18 years of exhibition industry knowledge and leadership in Germany and South Asia. He spent most of his professional life with Messe Muenchen GmbH, a leading global player in the…

Peter Fisher Named New President, Aviagen Asia

Fisher will strengthen customer success with experience, knowledge and commitment Aviagen® Asia has appointed Peter Fisher as its new President, which became effective on April 1. In this role, he will provide visionary and strategic leadership for the Asia region, while continuing to enhance service to poultry producers. They will benefit from his industry insight, knowledge of animal nutrition and health and passion for innovating to create greater customer value. During his prior work with DSM Nutritional Products, Fisher fulfilled various international roles, including Vice President of Global Technical Services, Animal…

Novus Animal Nutrition India Hires Dr. Krishnamurthy D

Novus Animal Nutrition (India) Pvt. Ltd. hired Dr. Krishnamurthy D as Sales Director South, East India & Sri Lanka. Dr. Krishnamurthy will be responsible for sales function for South, East India & Sri Lanka region reporting to Neeraj Kumar Srivastava, Managing Director – South Central Asia. Dr. Krishnamurthy brings with him 19 years of experience working across the sales & technical function with Provimi Animal Nutrition, India. He holds Masters in Veterinary Science and Animal Health from University of Agriculture Sciences, Bangalore. Dr. Krishnamurthy, said “I am excited to join Novus International, a global leader…

Hy-Line International announces Commercial Director hire

Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, is pleased to announce that Gustavo Wassermann joins the senior management team as commercial director, reporting to Jonathan Cade, president. He will oversee all sales activities except for parent stock sales to Hy-Line International’s sister company and USA distributor, Hy-Line North America. His role will include responsibility for the sales team around the globe. He will be based in West Des Moines, Iowa, USA. “Gustavo brings to our team a wealth of knowledge in the poultry breeding business,” said Jonathan Cade,…