Romain Bourie Corneille has been appointed the new CEO of Argentina citrus marketer San Miguel. He took over the position on 1 January, replacing Fernando Seoane who held the post for more than ten years.
Bourie, an industrial engineer, has served as a director at the company since 2007. Prior to joining San Miguel he held several management and executive posts at Grupo Nutricia and Sierreas de Mazan.
San Miguel said in a statement that the focus of his leadership would be to define and lead the company’s strategy of sustained development across all export markets in accordance with the guidelines set out by the board of directors.
San Miguel is the biggest exporter of fresh lemons in the Southern Hemisphere. Since 2000 it has been expanding its production of oranges, easy peelers and grapefruit and today it has over 7,500ha of production in the province of Tucumán, as well as in Uruguay and South Africa. In October 2011, it acquired Eastern Cape citrus estate Riverbend in South Africa, from which it supplies most of Asian programmes.