Directors named for Cocoa group at ADM

by Eric Schroeder
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DECATUR, ILL. — Archer Daniels Midland Co. has named Scott Walker as managing director, ADM Cocoa International. He will oversee ADM’s cocoa business in Europe, Asia and Africa. Mr. Walker previously was commercial director, ADM Cocoa International.

ADM made several other appointments in its Cocoa group. John McGowan was appointed commercial director, ADM Cocoa International. He will have oversight for cocoa bean procurement, logistics and technical services while coordinating sales and trading for ADM Cocoa International. Mr. McGowan previously was commercial manager, ADM Cocoa International.

Ian Povey, previously operations director for ADM Cocoa in the United Kingdom, was named managing director, ADM Cocoa United Kingdom. Matijs Brand, previously a commodity trader for ADM Cocoa North America in Milwaukee, was named commercial director, ADM Cocoa United Kingdom.

Michiel Hendriksz, previously director of sales, ADM Cocoa Europe, was named commercial manager, ADM Cocoa West Africa. Marc Degen, previously sales director, Specialty Food Ingredients in Koog, The Netherlands, was named powder sales director, ADM Cocoa Europe.

Jeroen van Engen, previously commercial director, ADM Cocoa United Kingdom, was named trading director, Cocoa Liquor and Butter. Grant Belden, previously a senior trader in Koog, was named commercial director for ADM’s cocoa facilities in Koog and Wormer, The Netherlands.

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