Global member election completed to set next term’s governance structure

Cologne, Germany: Freda Molamphy, Technical and Compliance Manager at Spinneys Dubai LLC, has been elected to the Board of GLOBALG.A.P. She joins the organization’s highest governance level, where representatives of the four other retailers Walmart Group, Morrisons, REWE Group, and Ahold Delhaize have been re-confirmed by the voting of GLOBALG.A.P.'s retail membership.

On the producer side, which makes up the other five Board seats, Guy Callebaut, the current Chairman, has been re-elected, together with Martin Hofstede, the aquaculture representative. Alessandro Dalpiaz is the first Italian producer representative to have been elected. He is joined by the other new members of the Board Richard Schouten, from the Dutch Produce Association, and Derk Oorburg, representing livestock.

“We are very pleased with the turnout of this democratic election,” said Kristian Moeller, CEO of GLOBALG.A.P. “There is consistency of governance with only 40 % of Board members replaced, and a very strong list of representatives of internationally operating retailers that recognize the global needs of strong harmonized certification standards.”

“GLOBALG.A.P. Board members represent their sectors, more than their particular national constituency,” said Guy Callebaut, current Chairman of GLOBALG.A.P. “and in such a capacity, the new Board will strengthen its efforts to enable our members in all regions of the world to participate in the process to shape the future of GLOBALG.A.P.”

The new GLOBALG.A.P. Board will hold its first official meeting at the end of September 2017.

Please refer to the profiles of the new Board members here.


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