GFSI Announces New Board Chairman and Vice Chairs

19 February 2014 - Cenk Gürol, Group Chief SCM Officer, Aeon CO., LTD & President, Aeon Global SCM CO., LTD, Japan takes over Chairmanship of the GFSI Board of Directors

Mike Robach, Vice President, Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Cargill, USA and Neil Marshall, Global Director, Quality & Food Safety Strategy, Policy and Programs, The Coca-Cola Company, USA have been elected as Vice Chairs of GFSI.
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), managed by The Consumer Goods Forum, announced yesterday the appointment of Cenk Gürol, Group Chief SCM Officer, Aeon CO., LTD & President, Aeon Global SCM CO., LTD, Japan to succeed Yves Rey, Corporate Quality General Manager, Danone as its Board Chairman. Cenk will take over the leadership of GFSI as of March 2014.

As Chair of the GFSI Board for the last two years, Yves Rey has played an important role in setting the direction for the Initiative. Under his chairmanship, GFSI has progressed rapidly with its geographical expansion strategy, including the set-up of the first GFSI Local Groups. Mr Rey has been a strong advocate on the importance of collaboration between the private and public sectors and has contributed to building partnerships with key stakeholders.

Cenk Gürol will become the seventh Chairman of the Global Food Safety Initiative since its foundation in 2000. Yves Rey will continue to serve on the GFSI Board of Directors.

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