The additional appointees include several members of LDC’s existing executive group, among them Miguel Catella, Federico Cerisoli, Joe Nicosia, Murilo Parada, Markus Reis, Patrick Treuer and James Zhou, as well as Ian McIntosh, who rejoins LDC as chief strategy officer.
“I’m delighted to welcome Ian back to LDC, where he will coordinate matters relating to company strategy and oversee the management of four business platforms,” said Gonzalo Ramírez Martiarena, chief executive officer of LDC. “Working within the Louis Dreyfus Group since 1986, Ian has gained crucial experience, expertise, and knowledge of our business that will enable him to contribute significantly to both strategy and commercial management.”
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He was appointed head of Europe and the Black Sea in 2007, and in 2008 left LDC to set up Edesia Asset Management as part of the Louis Dreyfus Group, serving as CEO and chief investment officer until its closure in 2018. McIntosh has a degree in biological sciences from Leeds University, U.K.
“Having adjusted our business portfolio and operating model for greater efficiency, we are now well positioned to explore new avenues for growth through the creation of fair and sustainable value,” Martiarena said. “The newly appointed members of our senior leadership team bring a range of seniority, experience, business acumen and specific market knowledge that will strengthen our decision-making process and facilitate the pursuit of our strategic goals and ambitions. Our collegial approach is aligned with our core values, and is central to achieving our company purpose.”
“Andrea’s appointment represents a confirmation and consolidation of his existing responsibilities as senior head of regions and senior head of functions, which he has successfully held over the last three years,” Martiarena said. “As Group COO, he will continue to strengthen LDC’s business activities and operations across our geographies.”
The changes are effective immediately.