Food and beverage industry veteran Ajai Puri will join the board in February, ”bolstering the company’s commitment to innovation”

Fresh Del Monte Produce has announced the appointment of Ajai Puri, a ”seasoned expert with decades of experience in the food and beverage industry”, to its board of directors, effective 19 February 2024.

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“Dr Puri has an extensive background in the food and beverage industry and years of global R&D, innovation, supply chain development, and consumer marketing experience,” said Del Monte chairman and CEO Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh.

“We are excited to welcome him as part of our team and believe he will bring beneficial insights to our company as we continue to push innovation forward.”

Puri has held board member roles at several publicly-traded and privately-held companies in the food, beverage, and agricultural industries.

Currently he is an active board member at Britannia Industries (India), India’s largest independent food company; Olam Group (Singapore), a leading global food and agriculture business; and IMI (UK), a specialist engineering and technology group.