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2 Sisters CEO to move to Valeo Foods

Ronald Kers, the CEO of 2 Sisters Food Group since 2018, will be moving on to take the reigns at Valeo Foods.

Valeo Foods, the Irish food production giant backed by Bain Capital, owns household-name brands such as Kettle crisps, Jacob’s biscuits and Rowse honey.

Mr Kers has had an extensive career in the food industry, having worked at the industry-leading dairy company Muller Group before becoming the CEO of 2 Sisters, one of the UK’s leading poultry suppliers.

Nigel Walder of Bain Capital said: "In his time at both groups Ronald has developed a uniquely broad set of capabilities that span category, geography, and a deep operational skill-set, which position him incredibly well to drive the next stage of Valeo Foods’ evolution."

Mr Kers said: "I’m thrilled to be joining Valeo Foods, and look forward to partnering with the team to help realise the ambition of building a scale and growing platform of multinational food brands."

Richard Pennycook, chairman at 2 Sisters, said: "The business remains focused and in good shape following the challenges of Covid, Brexit and continuing inflationary pressures. We are well-placed to handle a smooth succession process in light of Ronald’s departure later this year.

“I would like to thank Ronald for his commitment over the past five years. He came here with a clear vision of what 2 Sisters should look like and how it should be run, and he has played a pivotal role in moving the business forward in the right direction."

The decision to leave 2 Sisters came soon after the poultry giant announced the closure of its Llangfeli processing plants.

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