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COFCO International appoints Gonzalo Ramirez Martiarena to its Board of Directors

GENEVA – COFCO International today announced the appointment of Gonzalo Ramirez Martiarena to its Board of Directors as non-executive director. His appointment is effective immediately. Ramirez succeeds Serge Schoen, who served on the board for six years.

Ramirez was CEO of Louis Dreyfus Company until 2018 and started his career at Nidera, later acquired by COFCO International, in Argentina. He is currently CEO of an investment firm he founded in 2020 with a focus on sustainable food and agriculture production startups.

He will also be chairman of the COFCO International risk, control and compliance committee, and member of the nomination and remuneration committee.


About COFCO International

With more than 11,500 people in 37 countries, COFCO International is the overseas agriculture business platform for COFCO Corporation, China's largest food and agriculture company. COFCO International is focused on being a leader in the global grains, oilseeds, sugar, coffee and cotton supply chains, with assets across the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The company trades with over 50 nations, while providing farmers unique direct access to the growing Chinese market. In 2022, COFCO International sales volumes to third parties reached 127 million tonnes of commodities, achieving revenues of $53.3 billion. The company is accelerating its growth to create a world-class integrated global agriculture supply chain, anchored in China and competing globally.

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