Innovative dairy-alternative company Remilk, known for its pioneering role in producing animal-free milk proteins, has appointed three notable food industry leaders to its Board of Directors. Alicia Enciso (recent CMO of Nestle USA), Floris Wesseling (recent President of Danone Europe), and Pedro Padierna (former CEO and Chairman of PepsiCo Mexico) bring with them significant industry insight and expertise that will support the company’s transformative journey.
“Remilk has committed itself to a bold mission of replacing animal agriculture as the primary source of protein for the dairy industry,” said Tomer Harpaz, Executive Chairman of the Board of Remilk and founder of EL food technologies. “To effectively address the anticipated challenges of such an ambitious endeavor, it is critical to have experienced leaders like Alicia, Floris, and Pedro on our board. Their invaluable insight and expertise will enable Remilk to navigate the complex global food landscape and drive significant change in the dairy industry.”
The three appointees boast illustrious careers as C-suite executives, with a record of transformation and innovation in their respective roles at Nestle, PepsiCo, and Danone. Collectively, they bring to Remilk a wealth of experience, a broad vision, and a deep understanding of the food and beverage industry.
Alicia Enciso is a seasoned global marketing executive with an impressive brand development and strategic growth record. Known for her forward-thinking initiatives in sustainability, innovation, and digital and e-commerce transformations, Enciso’s appointment comes at a crucial moment where environmental considerations and consumer demand intersect. Enciso, who recently joined the Board of Directors at Bacardi, brings valuable insights from her tenure as CMO for Nestle USA.
Floris Wesseling is recognized for his purpose-driven leadership style and extensive global experience. His 25-year career in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector has equipped him with a breadth of knowledge and insights. As a veteran leader with deep insights into traditional and alternative dairy markets, Wesseling’s experience, most recently as President of Europe on the Danone Executive Committee, will undoubtedly prove invaluable.
Pedro Padierna, widely acclaimed as a transformative leader, has consistently ignited growth and operational excellence in his career spanning over three decades at PepsiCo. His experience across various domains, including R&D, marketing, and public policy, and his familiarity with global regulatory landscapes will support Remilk’s ongoing efforts to secure regulatory approvals worldwide.
Aviv Wolff, Co-Founder and CEO of Remilk, commented on the new appointments and expressed his gratitude to the new board members and his excitement at their alignment with Remilk’s mission. He said, “Remilk’s transformative vision can become a global on-shelf reality at the scale and speed required to address a pressing need under the guidance of this outstanding Board of Directors. It is a true privilege to work alongside the leaders who helped build some of the world’s largest food and beverage companies.”
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