Chocolate director appointed

Cargill’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia cocoa and chocolate business has appointed Inge Demeyere as its new managing director, chocolate.

Demeyere began her career working in the vegetable oils sector and joined Cargill from Vandemoortele in 1998 as a purchasing manager. Following a range of roles in Cargill’s European refined oils business, Demeyere started in the company’s cocoa and chocolate business in 2009 as risk manager, later moving into the role of commercial director chocolate.

Commenting on her new role Demeyere says: “This is an exciting time to become the new managing director, Chocolate because not only are we experiencing strong cocoa, sugar and dairy market volatility but at the same time we are also growing the business, by expanding our facilities in Rouen, Berlin and Mouscron. I look forward to taking on this role, to working to develop an even deeper knowledge of our customers’ needs so we can add even more value and innovation.”

Demeyere reports directly to Jos de Loor, president of Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate.

Jos de Loor says: “Inge brings to her new role a broad knowledge of the cocoa and chocolate business, with her experience in supply chain, pricing and risk management. This knowledge, allied to our R&D expertise, will meet our customers’ need to differentiate their products and make them stand out from the crowd.”

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