Louis Dreyfus appoints new CEO and CFO

Louis Dreyfus Company announced today the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Ian McIntosh, who is promoted from his current position of Chief Strategy Officer, effective immediately.

The move follows the resignation of Gonzalo Ramírez Martiarena as Chief Executive Officer, after 13 years with the company, in order to pursue other opportunities.

“I am delighted and proud to accept this appointment in a company which continues to impress with its dynamism, resilience and adaptability,” Mr. McIntosh said. “In an ever-changing world, it is essential for LDC to be correctly positioned to successfully adapt to the challenges ahead and to continue to respond to the expectations of customers, partners and end-consumers.”

At the same time, Mr. Federico Cerisoli, currently Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Group Controller, has been appointed Group Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect. This follows the decision of Armand Lumens, Group Chief Financial Officer, to leave the company for personal reasons.

The end of August 2017 for Louis Dreyfus Company was clouded by the departure of top management, responsible for the grain business. The personnel demarche also happened in the Ukrainian subsidiary: the leading managers headed by the CEO Lamprakis Lakis Lazos resigned from Louis Dreyfus Ukraine.

Learn more: They Did Not Drift Away: Ex-Managers of Louis Dreyfus Create a Grain Trading Business in Ukraine

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