International feed group Cargill has appointed Helene Ziv-Douki as President of its aquaculture business. Ziv-Douki, who joined Cargill in 2003, succeeds Pilar Cruz who was recently promoted to the new post of Chief Sustainability Officer.
Ziv-Douki first joined the animal nutrition and health team in 2017 as the risk management and sourcing director for the company’s aqua nutrition business.
She said: “It’s an honour and dream come true to come back to our world-class aqua nutrition team. I’m excited to lead the team into the future as we chart a bold new course for a sustainable aquaculture, making a positive impact for the planet while delivering superior products to our customers. I’m really looking forward to spending time with our customers to identify how we can best serve them and create new opportunities for success.”
Ruth Kimmelshue, global lead for Cargill’s animal nutrition and health enterprise, said: “Helene’s success during her more than 20-year career reflects her approach as a builder of multicultural, diverse teams and talent, her customer focus, and her passion for excellence and innovation. She brings a passion for sustainability and the aqua and seafood industry, with unique capabilities and perspectives that will help our aqua nutrition team advance its business objectives and deliver for our customers.”
Cargill Aqua Nutrition is one of the largest aqua feed producers in the world, making feed for key species like salmon, shrimp, tilapia and other marine species in 20 countries. The business operates 40 facilities – 19 dedicated to aqua nutrition – around the globe.