Fresh Del Monte Produce has announced Mohammed Abbas will be appointed as the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer effective 31 January 2022.
Abbas will replace Youssef Zakharia who provided notice to leave his position as president and chief operating officer of Fresh Del Monte Produce on 10 January.
Abbas has served as the company’s senior vice president, Asia Pacific and Middle East region since October 2019.
Prior to that time, Abbas served as the company’s vice president, Middle East and North Africa from January 2016 to October 2019 and as vice president fresh produce from April to December 2015.
Abbas has also held roles at Del Monte Saudi Arabia and Del Monte Foods UAE. He will now relocate to Fresh Del Monte Produce’s headquarters in Coral Gables in the US state of Florida.