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New president of FEDIOL
By Jane Byrne
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Roger Janson, Cargill, has been elected president of FEDIOL for a two-year mandate from 2020 to 2022.
FEDIOL, which is the association representing the EU vegetable oil and protein meal industry, confirmed the unanimous election of Janson at its AGM in Brussels on June 11.
Janson is group leader for Cargill’s Agricultural Supply Chain (CASC) Europe, Middle East and Africa. He joined the FEDIOL Executive Board in June 2015.
John Grossmann, who is currently president, oilseeds, EMEA, at Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), was elected vice-president of the trade group, after having served a two-year mandate as president.
FEDIOL said that, in the aftermath of the COVID19 crisis, which has shown the importance of a resilient food system, it will be actively engaged in the transition towards enhanced sustainability, as outlined in the recent EU Farm-to-Fork strategy.
It said it will look to address potential ambiguities in the plan to reduce the environmental impact of the food system, while at the same time ensuring a continuous supply to the food and non-food markets.
“I look forward to engaging on the announced initiatives linked to the European Green Deal and to supporting the policy process together with the teams of FEDIOL experts," said Janson at the General Assembly meeting.
Commenting on the outlook of the challenges ahead, he added: “We are conscious of the responsibility of our industry in this green transition, and we will play our role in ensuring the implications of certain EU policy choices for our supply chains in Europe and beyond are understood and taken into account.”