CORAL GABLES, FLA. — Youssef Zakharia has been named president and chief operating officer of Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., effective Nov. 3. Mr. Zakharia will succeed Hani El-Naffy, who will transition to his position as a consultant for the company until Feb. 28.
Most recently, Mr. Zakharia was executive vice-president and president of Europe and Africa for Fresh Del Monte. Before that, he was vice-president of the company’s Middle East and North Africa region as well as vice-president of human resources and director of operations for the company’s Europe, Africa and Middle East region. Prior to joining Fresh Del Monte, Mr. Zakharia was the director of sales for Europe, Africa and the Middle East for A.W. Chesterson and the director of operations for Nevada Power Co.
|Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman and c.e.o. of Fresh Del Monte|