Tony Sarsam is appointed to the group’s board of directors, increasing the size of the board from eight to nine directors

Mission Produce has announced the appointment of Tony Bashir Sarsam to its board of directors, effective 14 August 2023.

Tony Sarsam Mission Produce

Tony Sarsam

Sarsam is appointed as an independent Class I director, with a term expiring at the company’s 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

In connection with this appointment, Mission Produce’s board of directors has increased the size of the board from eight to nine directors.

Sarsam has over 30 years of experience in the food industry, including extensive operational and executive-level experience at numerous food distribution and retail companies.

“We are pleased to welcome Tony to our board of directors at an exciting time in our company’s 40-year history,” said Steve Barnard, CEO of Mission Produce.

“As Mission Produce continues to focus on our long-term strategic priorities to diversify supply and expand our marketing and distribution network, I believe Tony’s success in driving corporate performance and aligning capabilities with established growth objectives can support our progress toward our business and financial goals.

”His deep understanding of various business functions – including operations, supply chain, marketing, finance, sales, and corporate strategy – will provide our board and executive leadership team with invaluable insight and perspective.”

“I am thrilled to join Mission Produce’s board of directors and contribute to the company’s position as a global leader in the avocado business,” said Sarsam.

“There are many exciting opportunities for growth and innovation within the fresh produce industry, and I look forward to supporting Mission Produce’s journey to build trust and transparency in the produce supply chain.”