Hani El-Naffy
Hani El-Naffy has held the position since 1996.

CORAL GABLES, FLA. — Hani El-Naffy, president and chief operating officer of Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., has announced plans to step down from his role early next year. He will remain a member of the company’s board of directors. The company said it will move forward with implementing a transition plan for the position.

Mr. El-Naffy has been president, director and c.o.o. at Fresh Del Monte Produce since 1996. Previously, he was executive director for United Trading Co.

“On behalf of the board of directors and everyone at Fresh Del Monte Produce, I would like to thank Hani for the high level of dedication and commitment that he has given to Fresh Del Monte Produce as president and chief operating officer for almost 20 years,” said Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman and chief executive officer of the company. “Hani’s day-to-day leadership will be missed, but we are glad that the company will benefit from his participation in the transition process and his plan to continue to serve as a board member.”