The general assembly of FEDIOL, the association representing the EU vegetable oil and protein meal industry, elected Jordi Costa as president of the trade group for the 2021-2023 mandate during a virtual meeting mid-last month.
“I take up this role at a crucial time for the oilseed crushing and vegetable oil refining sector. Reducing our environmental impact to meet the climate neutrality objective entails fundamental changes in our food system. We are ready to be part of the solution to these major challenges by responding to market demand [as well as] to the expectations of society,” said Costa, who is currently vice-president, Europe softseed value chain, Bunge.
He has been with Bunge since 1999, holding different managerial positions with a regional, European or global scope, and has been a member of the FEDIOL executive board since June 2012.
The members also renewed the mandate of John Grossmann, ADM, as vice-president for a one-year term.