The Board of Valeo Foods has announced the appointment of Ronald Kers as Group CEO.
Kers succeeds Seamus Kearney following his decision to step back from a day-to-day leadership role within the business.
Kers, who will take up his new role in summer 2023, brings a wealth of experience to Valeo Foods as a proven leader in the European food space following successful stints at both Müller Group, and most recently 2 Sisters Food Group where he held the CEO role for five years and was responsible for a significant business transformation, the company noted.
“In his time at both groups Ronald [Kers] has developed a uniquely broad set of capabilities that span category, geography, and a deep operational skillset, which position him incredibly well to drive the next stage of Valeo Foods’ evolution,” said Nigel Walder of Bain Capital.
“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 multi-national food brands,” added Kers.
Exceptional Growth And Expansion
According to the Jacobs and Batchelors owner, Seamus Kearney has been CEO of Valeo Foods for more than 11 years during which time he has spearheaded a 'period of exceptional growth and expansion' of the group, including leading 18 acquisitions and transforming Valeo Foods from an Irish business to a true pan European leader in the food sector.
“Whilst my role is evolving in the business, I remain incredibly passionate and excited about the future for Valeo Foods and I look forward to supporting Ronald and the Bain Capital team in a different capacity and as a long-term committed shareholder,” concluded Kearney.