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ADM Cocoa Appoints Global Sustainability Manager

March 26, 2013
by kley
Rolle, Switzerland — Archer Daniels Midland Co. has promoted Dr. Kai-Uwe Ostheim to general manager of global sustainability cocoa from the position of commercial director. Ostheim will work with ADM’s technical and supply chain experts to further develop sustainability initiatives in Africa, Asia and the Americas. He will also be responsible for ADM's cocoa sustainability program, Socially and Environmentally Responsible Agricultural Practices (S.E.R.A.P.), which the company says has provided more than $15.3 million to benefit farmers in Ivory Coast. President Scott Walker says: “The appointment of Kai-Uwe reflects our ongoing commitment to improve the livelihoods of farmers in the cocoa growing regions of West Africa, South East Asia and South and Central America. Kai-Uwe and his team will be working closely with ADM’s global customer base to optimize our sustainable cocoa and chocolate solutions.” Ostheim began his career at ADM in 1999 and has worked in senior positions across ADM’s oilseeds division. Ostheim says: “This is an exciting time for cocoa sustainability and I am delighted to play a leading role in that future.” February 25, 2013

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