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Ronald Kers to succeed Seamus Kearney as Group CEO of Valeo Foods Group

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Ronald Kers to succeed Seamus Kearney as Group CEO of Valeo Foods Group

Ronald Kers to succeed Seamus Kearney as Group CEO of Valeo Foods Group
February 23
10:39 2023
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Ronald Kers has been appointed as Group CEO of Valeo Foods Group. Ronald Kers succeeds Seamus Kearney following his decision to step back from a day-to-day leadership role within the business.

Valeo Foods Group is a leading international food business that has built three significant growth platforms – the UK, Europe, and Ireland, each with its own diverse portfolio of leading food brands that include Rowse, Kettle, Jacob’s, Barratt and Balconi. As a fast-growing consolidator in the food sector, the group has expanded rapidly and grown revenues to approximately €1.2 billion while employing 4,500 people across its network of 27 well-invested manufacturing facilities.

Ronald Kers.

Ronald Kers, who will take up his new role in summer 2023, brings a wealth of experience to Valeo Foods as a proven leader in the European food space following successful stints at both Muller Group, and most recently 2 Sisters Food Group where he held the CEO role for 5 years and was responsible for a significant business transformation.

“In his time at both groups Ronald has developed a uniquely broad set of capabilities that span category, geography, and a deep operational skillset, which position him incredibly well to drive the next stage of Valeo Foods’ evolution,” said Nigel Walder of Bain Capital.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Valeo Foods, and look forward to partnering with the team to help realize the ambition of building a scale and growing platform of multi-national food brands,” said Ronald Kers.

Seamus Kearney has been CEO of Valeo Foods for more than 11 years during which time he has spearheaded a period of exceptional growth and expansion of the group, including leading 18 acquisitions and transforming Valeo Foods from an Irish business to a true pan European leader in the food sector. Seamus Kearney will remain a member of the Board of Directors of Valeo Foods.

“Whilst my role is evolving in the business, I remain incredibly passionate and excited about the future for Valeo Foods and I look forward to supporting Ronald and the Bain Capital team in a different capacity and as a long-term committed shareholder,” said Seamus Kearney.

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