Valeo Foods, a leading European food company, has announced the appointment of Ronald Kers as the new Group CEO, succeeding Seamus Kearney. The announcement comes after Kearney’s decision to step back from a day-to-day leadership role within the business. Kers, who will take up his new role in the summer of 2023, has a wealth of experience in the European food space. He has held successful leadership positions at Muller Group and most recently at 2 Sisters Food Group, where he served as the CEO for five years and led a significant business transformation.
Kers is excited about his new role and looks forward to partnering with the team to help realize the ambition of building a scale and growing platform of multi-national food brands. Nigel Walder of Bain Capital, which owns Valeo Foods, said, “In his time at both groups, Ronald has developed a uniquely broad set of capabilities that span category, geography, and a deep operational skillset, which position him incredibly well to drive the next stage of Valeo Foods’ evolution.”
Seamus Kearney, who has been the CEO of Valeo Foods for over 11 years, has spearheaded a period of exceptional growth and expansion of the group. Under his leadership, Valeo Foods has transformed from an Irish business to a true pan-European leader in the food sector, with 18 acquisitions. The Board conveyed immense gratitude to Kearney for his service to the business and looks forward to his ongoing contributions to the group as a member of the Board of Directors.
Kearney remains incredibly passionate and excited about the future of Valeo Foods, and he looks forward to supporting Kers and the Bain Capital team in a different capacity and as a long-term committed shareholder. The Board wishes both Kers and Kearney every success in their new roles.
Valeo Foods is a multinational food company that owns and operates a portfolio of leading food brands across Europe. The company’s mission is to create a platform of scale and growth by acquiring and nurturing well-known and loved food brands. The appointment of Ronald Kers is expected to drive the company’s next stage of evolution and growth. With his vast experience and proven leadership skills, Kers is well-positioned to lead the company into a successful future.
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