VILLENEUVE-D’ASCQ, FRANCE — Guillaume Debrosse has been named chief executive officer of vegetable processor Bonduelle Group. He succeeds current chairman and c.e.o. Christophe Bonduelle, who will become non-executive chairman. The changes will take effect July 1.
A member of the Bonduelle family, Mr. Debrosse began his career at l'Oreal. He joined the Bonduelle Group in 2007, serving in several finance and management positions in the fresh processed operating segment. Most recently he has held the title of managing director of the Bonduelle EurAsia Markets business unit. In his new role, he will continue to manage that business unit, and three executive co-directors will report to him. They are Philippe Carreau, who leads Bonduelle Europe Long Life and Bonduelle Fresh Europe business units; Gregory Sanson, who leads the group's Financial and Development Department; and Daniel Vielfaure, who leads Bonduelle Fresh Americas and Bonduelle Americas Long Life business units.
Established in 1853, Bonduelle sells canned, frozen, processed fresh and prepared vegetables in 100 countries under various brand names, including Bonduelle, Arctic Gardens, Cassegrain, Globus and Ready Pac Foods, which Bonduelle acquired in 2017. In February, Bonduelle reached agreement with Conagra Brands to acquire the Del Monte processed fruit and vegetable business in Canada.