Abu Dhabi, 13 November 2023 – The Unifrutti Group (“Unifrutti”) today announced the appointment of Mohamed Elsarky as the Group Chief Executive Officer.
Elsarky brings a wealth of experience to Unifrutti with a distinguished career in the food industry, leading growth and global expansion across a range of food categories, market channels and geographies.
Over the last 20 years, Elsarky has held senior leadership roles across a number of global businesses including CEO of Kellogg Australia and New Zealand, President of Danone Group’s United Biscuits, President of Pladis Biscuits North America, Chairman and CEO of Artisan du Chocolat and President and CEO of Godiva Chocolatier, where he oversaw a global expansion of Godiva to over 100 countries.
Mohamed Elsarky, Group Chief Executive Officer of Unifrutti, said: “I am thrilled to join Unifrutti at a time when the global fresh fruit market is expected to witness further expansion. Unifrutti’s globally integrated business model and longstanding commitment to fruit quality, sustainability and customer service make Unifrutti truly unique, and I look forward to contributing to its continued success in the years to come.”
Gil Adotevi, Chief Executive Officer, Food & Agriculture at ADQ and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Unifrutti, commented: “I am delighted to welcome a leader of Mohamed’s calibre and track record to the helm of Unifrutti. As the Group embarks on an exciting new chapter of growth, we are confident that Mohamed’s guidance and leadership will ideally place the business to achieve its ambitious plans.”
Taking up his role on 13 November 2023, Mohamed Elsarky is based in Unifrutti’s global headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
The current Interim CEO, Simon Bevan, has stepped down from his executive role and remains as a member of the Unifrutti Board of Directors. The Board extends its deepest gratitude to Simon Bevan for his leadership and guidance as Interim CEO over the past 12 months, noting his outstanding contributions to positioning the business for the future.
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About Unifrutti Group:
Unifrutti Group is one of the main global players in the fresh fruit market, vertically integrated in production, marketing and distribution, with more than 14,000 hectares of land in Chile, the Philippines, South Africa, Italy, Spain, and Argentina. The Group oversees the entire value chain and thanks to direct ownership of land located in different climate zones of the world, it is able to serve more than 50 countries all year round, distributing about 560,000 tonnes of fresh fruit to over 500 customers.
Founded in 1948 by Guido de Nadai, Unifrutti now employs more than 11,000 people at its Headquarters and operating locations in Japan, Chile, South Africa, the Philippines, Italy, Spain, Uruguay, Turkey, the Middle East, China, and India.
Unifrutti Group is part of ADQ, an Abu Dhabi-based investment and holding company with a broad portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of the UAE’s diversified economy.
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