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COFCO International Board appoints Dr. Martin Fritsch as New Director

The Board of Directors of COFCO International has appointed Dr. Martin Fritsch as Non-Executive Director. Martin, an internationally respected leader, has had a long career leading global finance functions in the logistics industry while working in Europe, North America and the Middle East.

Martin was most recently Group CFO at VFS Global, the market leader in visa outsourcing services, where he led the finance, internal audit, merger and acquisition and procurement functions. 

Prior, Martin spent over 20 years with DHL, handling various finance responsibilities including as CFO, Chief Compliance Officer and Business Transformation Officer.

Martin is an Austrian national and holds a PhD in Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. 

He is also appointed Chairman of the COFCO International Audit Committee and Member of the Investment Committee. 

He succeeds Pierre Lorinet who resigned from the Board in 2023.

"On behalf of the Board, I would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to Pierre for his contributions in shaping COFCO International into a world class global agribusiness, during his tenure as a Non-Executive Director. Martin brings global financial and strategic experience which are an asset to the Board while his knowledge and skills from compliance, accounting, internal controls and investment make him ideal to lead the Audit Committee and contribute as a member of the Investment Committee," said Richeng Luan, Chairman COFCO International

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