New president of Pilgrim’s UK appointed

New president of Pilgrim’s UK appointed

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation has announced the appointment of Ivan Siqueira as president of Pilgrim’s UK.

Ivan Sequeira has been appointed president of Pilgrim’s UK.

Siqueira immediately succeeds Andrew Cracknell, who has led the business since October 2018. He will bring more than 29 years of experience in the pork and poultry industries, most recently as executive director at Seara Foods, a Brazilian company with an integrated pork and poultry business.

A warm welcome

Fabio Sandri, president and global CEO of Pilgrim’s Pride, said Pilgrim’s was excited to welcome Siqueira to the Pilgrim’s UK team. He said: “Ivan has demonstrated the ability to accelerate business growth and drive profitability through the creation of innovative brands well-recognised for superior quality and taste. We are confident that Ivan’s commitment to excellence and vast experience across operations, farming and commercial activities will help our European business platform and our customers thrive for years to come.”

He added: “We thank Andrew for his years of outstanding service and wish him the best in his next endeavour.”

Continuing a “proud legacy”

Commenting on his appointment, Siqueira said: “I am humbled to have the opportunity to help lead this talented team as we work together to continue the proud legacy of delivering sustainably produced, quality pork products to consumers across the UK.”

He added that he was looking forward to helping Pilgrim’s UK “realise our vision to be the best and most respected company in our industry.”

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