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San Miguel announces the appointment of new CEO

The multinational citrus company born in Argentina, leader of the Southern Hemisphere announced today that Pablo Plá, former President and General Manager of Ingredion for the Southern Cone has been designated as the new Head. He will be succeeding Romain Corneille after February 2021. Romain will continue to support the company as an external advisor of the Executive Committee.

Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 2, 2020.- San Miguel, the leading citrus company, announced today that Pablo Plá will assume the leadership of the company as its new CEO in February 2021. From that date on, Romain Corneille will continue to support the Executive Committee of San Miguel as an external  advisor.

Pablo has more than 20 years of executive and senior management experience. Until now he has been serving as President and General Manager for Ingredion Southern Cone. Prior that, he was General Manager of General Mills (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay) as well as President of General Mills Brazil. Previously, he led Marketing while in Cervecería Quilmes and Coca-Cola Argentina. He graduated from Columbia University with an MBA and currently serves as a professor of Strategy in the Postgraduate studies of Business & Technology ant the MBA of Universidad de San Andrés.

Since 2014, the company has been lead by Romain Corneille. During these years, he managed to consolidate San Miguel as a multi-origin company, strengthening its position in Uruguay and South Africa and incorporating a new site: Peru. Romain has contributed to enhance the value proposition of the company and helped deepen the relationship with our customers, diversifying our portfolio, improving our service and integrating sustainability as a strategic cornerstone. 

“I am very grateful for the trust of our Board as well as the commitment of our employees. Our work as a team has been the key to building the company that we are today” Romain pointed out.

Corneille, Plá and SAMI´s Leadership Team are working together on transitioning to assure the sustainability of  the business strategy and as well as the wellbeing of the customers and strategic partners.

“We are very proud of the path we have been building. In the past few years San Miguel has given significant steps towards its growth and we would like to appreciate Romain’s contribution during this whole time. We now welcome Pablo with the confidence that together we will take the company to the next level”, highlighted Martín Otero Monsegur, President of San Miguel.

About San Miguel
San Miguel is the leading company in the Southern Hemisphere in production and distribution of fresh citrus fruits and natural ingredients derived from said citrus fruits, from various points of origin (Argentina, Uruguay, South Africa and Peru) to supply customers in more than 60 countries.

The company is constantly expanding its offer, developing new products and adding value at each stage of the production process, with Sustainability as a priority throughout its operation.
For further information: www.sanmiguelglobal.com

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