March 14, 2019 / 9:29 AM / 11 days ago

Grain trader Ameropa names family member Andreas Zivy as new CEO

PARIS (Reuters) - International grain trader Ameropa Group said chief executive Jan Kadanik would leave the company in the middle of the year and be replaced by Andreas Zivy, a member of the family that founded the Swiss-based group.

Ameropa is a major supplier in international grain markets, sourcing much of its product from Europe and Black Sea countries. It also produces and distributes fertilisers.

“Under the leadership of Jan Kadanik, Ameropa has successfully developed from a pure trading company into an integrated production, logistics and trading group, thereby laying the foundations for the future,” Ameropa said in a statement on its website.

Zivy, 63, is the third generation of his family to work at privately owned Ameropa, which was established in 1948. He will remain as chairman of Ameropa Holdings, the company added.

Reporting by Valerie Parent; Writing by Sybille de La Hamaide; Editing by Mark Potter

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