The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) has announced the appointment of three new officers to its board.
They are Christine McGrath, who replaces Peter Boone ex-CEO of Barry Callebaut as the new Chairman, Kojo Amoo-Gottfried and Tejinder Singh Saraon.
The board members are expected to collaborate with WCF’s management team and staff to advance the organisation’s mission to promote a sustainable and thriving cocoa sector.
McGrath is the Senior Vice Pr and Chief Impact & Sustainability Officer at Mondelēz International and has more than two decades of experience in the global food industry.
McGrath, who has a strong focus on sustainability, innovation, and growth, is one of the longest-serving WCF board members.
New Board Officer, Kojo Amoo-Gottfried, is the Cargill Managing Director – Cocoa and Chocolate NA and Indulgence, whereas his colleague Tejinder Singh Saraon is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ofi Cocoa.
According to a news release, Tricia Brannigan, The Hershey Company’s VP, Chief Procurement Officer, will continue in her role as Board Officer.
“I am honoured to take on the role of WCF Chair and look forward to working with my fellow board members to drive progress towards a more sustainable cocoa sector,” said McGrath.
“We have a collective responsibility to address the social and environmental challenges facing cocoa farming communities, and WCF is uniquely positioned to drive positive impact and transformation.”
Chris Vincent, WCF President commented, ” We are delighted to welcome Chris McGrath, a long-standing board member of WCF, as our new Chairman and Kojo Amoo-Gottfried and Tejinder Singh Saraon as Board Officers.
Their extensive experience and deep knowledge of the cocoa sector will help us to advance our mission of creating a sustainable and thriving cocoa sector.
We look forward to working closely with the entire board to drive positive change and achieve meaningful impact for cocoa farmers and their communities.’’
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