Francis Kint is returning to Greenyard on July 1. He will succeed Erwin Wuyts, current managing director of the Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium-headquartered vegetable and fruit specialist’s frozen division, who will officially leave the company in November of 2021.
Kint, who was formerly chief operating officer of Greenyard, vacated the post in September of 2015 to become chief executive officer of the Vion Food Group, returns to Greenyard from Ter Beke, after serving there as chief executive officer since 2018.
He has over 25 years of international senior leadership experience, including the presidency of Univeg’s European operations for global consumer goods marketer Fiskars. From 1995-2004 he was vice president at Chiquita for North and Eastern Europe markets. Prior to that he worked for Sara Lee and was a consultant at Accenture.
“I’m very excited to re-join the Greenyard family,” said Kint. “The company has great ambition for further growth and its products respond to the needs of modern consumers. Together with its customers around the globe, Greenyard Frozen is in the position to continue driving the consumer trend towards a healthier lifestyle and a sustainable food chain. I’m looking forward to contribute to that purpose.”
Marc Zwaaneveld, co-chief executive officer at Greenyard, commented: “The Frozen division has shown significant progress over the last few years. We want to confirm the momentum we have created, to further accelerate and to successfully deliver on our ambitious growth strategy. Francis is the right person at the right place to lead that journey.”
Zwaaneveld added: “We want to thank Erwin Wuyts, who accepted to temporarily lead the Greenyard Frozen division in 2019 and extended his stay during the Covid-19 period, navigating the Frozen division through the pandemic. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”