Irish dairy exporter Ornua has announced that it has promoted David Butler to general manager of the Middle East and Africa division.
Butler has spent four years at the company, with annualised sales of almost €2 billion across 110 countries, as international sales manager, originally joining the group in 2007.
The Middle East and Africa currently has annualised sales of around €200 million, with offices in Dubai and South Africa and packing and manufacturing facilities in Nigeria and Saudi Arabia.
Butler, as GM, will be responsible for leading and continuing development of the company’s branded portfolio of premium Irish products, including Kerrygold, Forto, and Beo in the region.
He will also be responsible for driving volume growth of value-added ingredients to food manufacturer and foodservice customers in the region.
“We are delighted to announce David’s promotion to General Manager Middle East and Africa. David will play an instrumental role in growing Ornua’s branded, ingredient and foodservice portfolios in the region, building and strengthening sustainable routes to market for grass-fed Irish dairy products,” Bernard Condon said, CEO Ornua Ingredients Europe.
“David has over 11 years’ experience with Ornua and his knowledge of, and expertise in, the dairy industry makes him the perfect fit for this new role. We look forward to his continued contribution, as we work to drive the Ornua growth strategy.”
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