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Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc (FDP.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh

76 1996 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Youssef Zakharia

56 2016 President, Chief Operating Officer

Richard Contreras

59 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Bruce Jordan

64 2006 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Emanuel Lazopoulos

61 2005 Senior Vice President, North America Sales, Marketing and Product Management

Marissa Tenazas

63 2011 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Helmuth Lutty

59 2018 Senior Vice President - Shipping Operations

Paul Rice

58 2005 Senior Vice President - North America Operations

Mohammad Abbas

42 2016 Vice President, Middle East and North Africa

Sergio Mancilla

58 2012 Vice President, South America

Jorge Pelaez

55 2017 Vice President, Colombia, Ecuador, Central America and Brazil

Gianpaolo Renino

50 2016 Vice President, Europe and Africa

Hector Rivera

57 2016 Vice President, Asia Pacific

Edward Boykin

78 2009 Lead Independent Director

Amir Abu-Ghazaleh

71 1996 Director

Salvatore Alfiero

80 2002 Independent Director

Michael Berthelot

67 2006 Independent Director

Robert Bucklin

68 2014 Independent Director

Madeleine Champion

73 2009 Independent Director

John Dalton

76 1999 Independent Director

Christine Cannella

Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh

Mr. Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. Mr. Abu-Ghazaleh has served as the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 1996. He also serves as the Chairman of the Royal Jordanian Air Academy. From 1997 to 2010, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IAT Group Inc. Mr. Abu-Ghazaleh was President and Chief Executive Officer of United Trading Company from 1986 to 1996. Prior to that time, he was Managing Director of Metico from 1967 to 1986. Mr. Abu-Ghazaleh serves as Chairman of the board of directors of International General Insurance Co. Ltd. He also serves on the boards of directors of Bank Misr Liban and United Cable Company, Inc. From 2004 to March 2011, Mr. Abu-Ghazaleh served on the board of directors of Jordan Kuwait Bank.

Youssef Zakharia

Mr. Youssef Zakharia serves as President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Zakharia served as our Executive Vice President, beginning in August 2016 and as our Vice President, Europe and Africa from January 2016 to August 2016. From 2006 through December 2015, he served as Vice President for our Middle East and North Africa, (MENA) region. Prior to that time, he served as our Vice President, Human Resources for Europe, Africa and Middle East region from 2005 to 2006. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Zakharia was the Director of Operations for the Europe, Africa and Middle East region. Before joining the Company, Mr. Zakharia served as the Director of Sales Europe, Africa and Middle East for A.W. Chesterton from 1996 to 2000, and as Director of Operations for Nevada Power Company from 1990 to 1996.

Richard Contreras

Mr. Richard Contreras serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. Mr. Contreras has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2008. Prior to that time, he served as Senior Vice President, Finance. From 2005 to 2007, he was Vice President, North America Finance and Administration. Mr. Contreras was Vice President, Budgeting and Forecasting from 2003 to 2005. He also served as Controller, North America from 1999 to 2003.

Bruce Jordan

Mr. Bruce A. Jordan serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. Mr. Jordan joined us in 1990 as our Assistant General Counsel. In 1994, he was appointed Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, a position he held until 1997 when he left us to pursue other interests. In 2002, Mr. Jordan re-joined us as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. He was appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in 2006.

Emanuel Lazopoulos

Mr. Emanuel J. Lazopoulos serves as Senior Vice President, North America Sales, Marketing and Product Management of Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. Mr. Lazopoulos has served as our Senior Vice President, North America Sales, Marketing and Product Management since 2005. Prior to that time, he served as our Vice President, Fresh-Cut Operations in North America from 2003 to 2005. Mr. Lazopoulos’s career in the fresh foods industry includes experience as Managing Director of NewStar Fresh Foods, as Vice President of DNA Plant Technology and as Vice President of Dole Fresh Vegetables.

Marissa Tenazas

Ms. Marissa R. Tenazas serves as Senior Vice President - Human Resources of Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. Ms. Tenazas served as Vice President-Human Resources from 1999 through 2011. From 1996 to 1999, she served as Senior Director-Human Resources. From 1989 to 1996, she worked for Suma Fruit International (USA), Inc. Prior to that, Ms. Tenazas worked in the Philippines in various human resource management and consulting positions with some of the major conglomerates and consulting firms in that country.

Helmuth Lutty

Mr. Helmuth A. Lutty serves as Senior Vice President - Shipping Operations of the Company. Mr. Lutty has served as our Senior Vice President, Shipping Operations since January 2018. Prior to that time, he served as our Vice President, Shipping Operations from 2006 to December 2017. Mr. Lutty additionally held positions of increasing responsibility from when he joined us in 1997 through 2006. Mr. Lutty also previously held various purchasing, engineering, and production positions for Ravenscroft Shipping, Southern ShipManagement (Chile) LTDA, and Almac Supermarket S.A.

Paul Rice

Mr. Paul J. Rice serves as Senior Vice President - North America Operations of Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. Mr. Rice has served as our Senior Vice President, North America Operations since 2005. Prior to that time, he served as Vice President, Distribution Center/Repack & Fresh-Cut Operations from 2001 to 2005. Prior to that, he held various senior management positions within Fresh Del Monte from 1988 to 2001. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Rice held various sales and procurement positions for Dole Food Company & Topco.

Mohammad Abbas

Mr. Mohammad Abbas is Vice President, Middle East and North Africa, (MENA) of the Company. Mr. Abbas has served as our Vice President, Middle East and North Africa since January 2016. From April 2015 through December 2015, he served as Vice President of Fresh Produce, for our Middle East and North Africa, (MENA) region. Mr. Abbas served as the General Manager of Del Monte Saudi Arabia from 2009 to March 2015. Prior to that time, he served as our General Manager of Del Monte Foods UAE since the inception of the first unit in the MENA Region in 2006 until 2009. Before joining the Company, Mr. Abbas served as the Director of Fresh Produce Sales in the Middle East and North Africa from 1998 to 2005 for Abu Ghazaleh International based in Dubai, UAE.

Sergio Mancilla

Mr. Sergio Mancilla serves as Vice President, South America of the Company. Mr. Mancilla has served as our Vice President, South America since March 2012. From 2006 until 2012, he served as Director, Shipping Operations for South America when he relocated back to his home country after serving as Senior Vice President, Shipping Operations from 1997 until 2006, which position was based in Coral Gables, Florida. From 1990 until 1996, Mr. Mancilla served as Manager of Maritima Altisol Ltda and before that time he worked as Deck Officer for several Chilean Shipping companies from 1981 until 1990.

Jorge Pelaez

Mr. Jorge Pelaez serves as Vice President, Colombia, Ecuador, Central America and Brazil (CECAB) of the Company. Mr. Pelaez has served as our Vice President, CECAB, since April 2017. From February 2015 to March 2017, Mr. Pelaez served as the General Manager in the Company’s Costa Rica Banana Division. From 2012 to January 2015, he served as Senior Operations Director in our Costa Rica Banana Division, and as our Operations Manager in our Costa Rica Banana Division from 2010 to 2011. Mr. Pelaez served as the General Manager in our Cameroon Banana Division from 2004 to 2009. Prior to that time, he served as our Operations Manager, Brazil from 1994 to 2003. Mr. Pelaez held various senior positions in our banana operations from 1984 to 1994.

Gianpaolo Renino

Mr. Gianpaolo Renino serves as Vice President, Europe and Africa of the Company since August 2016. From January 2014 until August 2016, he served as Senior Director-Italy. Prior to that time, he served as our Director, Southern Europe- Prepared Food. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Renino served as our Senior Manager, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Europe region. From 2004 to 2005, he served as Business Development Manager, Middle East and Eastern Europe. Before joining the Company, Mr. Renino held management positions for Cirio Alimentare from 1999 to 2004, and Rosanova SPA from 1995 to 1999.

Hector Rivera

Mr. Hector Rivera serves as Vice President, Asia Pacific of the Company since July 1, 2016. Mr. Rivera has served as our Vice President, Asia Pacific since July 2016. From 2011 until July 2016, he served as General Manager, Philippines. From 2010 to 2011, Mr. Rivera worked with Indochina Gateway Capital in Southeast Asia as a Business Consultant to develop new produce developmental areas. From 2007 to 2009, he worked as the Country Manager with Sumifru (Philippines) Corporation. Prior to that time, he worked in various senior level positions for Dole Food Company for 21 years.

Edward Boykin

Mr. Edward Lorrence Boykin CPA., serves as Lead Independent Director of Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. Mr. Boykin has served as a Director since 1999, and is a retired Certified Public Accountant. Following a 30-year career with Deloitte & Touche LLP, Mr. Boykin retired in 1991. Mr. Boykin is a private consultant on financial matters. Mr. Boykin served on the board of directors of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. from 1982 to 2011.

Amir Abu-Ghazaleh

Mr. Amir Abu-Ghazaleh serves as Director of Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. Mr. Abu-Ghazaleh has served as a Director since 1996. He is the General Manager and Partner of Abu-Ghazaleh & Sons Co. Ltd. Mr. Abu-Ghazaleh was previously the General Manager of Abu-Ghazaleh International Company from 1987 to 2011. Mr. Abu-Ghazaleh has over 30 years of experience in the fresh produce industry, with extensive knowledge of the Middle East markets. Mr. Abu-Ghazaleh also serves on the boards of directors of Clemenceau Medical Center, Arab Wings and Royal Jordanian Air Academy. From 2001 to 2010, Mr. Abu-Ghazaleh served on the board of directors of International General Insurance Co. Ltd. Jordan.

Salvatore Alfiero

Mr. Salvatore Harry Alfiero serves as Independent Director of Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. Mr. Alfiero has served as a Director since 2002. In 2001, Mr. Alfiero founded P I Ventures, LLC and currently serves as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. In 1969, Mr. Alfiero founded Mark IV Industries, Inc. and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until its sale in 2000. From 1996 to December 2015, Mr. Alfiero served on the board of directors of Southwire Company. From 1996 to 2010, Mr Alfiero served on the boards of directors of HSBC Bank USA and HSBC North America Holdings, Inc. From 1989 to 2010, Mr. Alfiero served on the board of directors of The Phoenix Companies, Inc.

Michael Berthelot

Mr. Michael J. Berthelot, CPA., serves as Independent Director of Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. Mr. Berthelot has served as a Director since 2006, and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Cito Capital Corporation, a strategic consulting firm and since 2010 Managing Principal and founder of Corporate Governance Advisors Inc., a consulting firm that provides board evaluation and advisory services. He is also a faculty member of the University of California San Diego's Rady School of Management, where he teaches corporate governance in the MBA program. From 1992 to 2003, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TransTechnology Corporation, a publicly traded multinational manufacturing firm, and from 2003 until 2006, he continued to serve as its non-executive Chairman. Mr. Berthelot served on the board of directors of Pro-Dex, Inc. from 2009 to January 2013, where he also served as the Chief Executive Officer and President from 2012 to February 2013. Mr. Berthelot serves on the boards of directors of a privately held biotechnology company in San Diego.

Robert Bucklin

Mr. Robert S. Bucklin serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bucklin has served as a Director since 2014. Mr. Bucklin retired in July 2013 as Vice Chairman of Rabobank International’s North America Wholesale Banking, a position he held since 2010. Mr. Bucklin served as Chief Corporate Banking Officer of Rabobank International from 1994 to 2010, and as the Senior Vice President and Manager of the Dallas office of Rabobank International from 1993 to 1994. Prior to joining Rabobank International, Mr. Bucklin served as President and Chief Operating Officer of First City-Dallas bank from 1991 to 1993. Mr. Bucklin currently serves on the board of directors of RiceBran Technologies, a publicly held company and on the board of directors of the following privately held entities: the OSI Group, LLC, Agrivida, Inc. and Bay State Milling Company. Mr. Bucklin served on the board of directors of Frequentz Inc., a privately held entity from February 2016 to February, 2018. Mr. Bucklin is a member of the Advisory Board for Jacob Stern & Sons. He also serves as an Investment Advisor to Cultivian Sandbox, an agribusiness venture capital fund.

Madeleine Champion

Ms. Madeleine L. Champion serves as Independent Director of Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. Ms. Champion has served as a Director since 2009. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Champion Global Advisors, LLC, an international management and trade consultancy company. She was previously Managing Director/Senior Vice President, International Banking at JP Morgan Chase & Co. from 2004 to 2008. Prior to that, Ms. Champion served as Managing Director and Head of Emerging Markets, International Financial Institutions, at Banc One Capital Markets, Inc. from 2001 to 2004. From 1997 to 2001, she held various other management positions at Bank One, N.A. Beginning in 1982, as head of the Latin America Division at Fidelity Bank in Philadelphia, she established and managed the Global Fruit Trade Finance Division. In 2005, Ms. Champion became the first woman to be elected President of the Bankers' Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT), an affiliate of the American Bankers Association. In 2011, she was elected by the U.S. Treasury to the Board of Citizens Republic Bancorp (under the Capital Purchase program) and served on the Audit and Governance Committees until April 2013 when the Bank was merged with FirstMerit. Ms. Champion has previously served on a number of boards, including the board of the Port of Philadelphia and Camden. She also sat on the International Trade Committee of the United Fruit and Vegetable Association.

John Dalton

Hon. John H. Dalton serves as Independent Director of Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., He has served as a Director since 1999. Mr. Dalton retired in June 2017 as the President of the Housing Policy Council of the Financial Services Roundtable, which represents 100 of the largest integrated financial services companies providing banking, insurance, and investment products and services. Formerly, he was President of IPG Photonics Corporation. He has held four presidential appointments requiring confirmation by the United States Senate. Secretary Dalton served as Secretary of the Navy from 1993 through 1998. He served on the President's Advisory Council on the Arts from 1999 until 2001. He served as a member and Chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board from 1979 through 1981. Secretary Dalton held the position of President of the Government National Mortgage Association of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1977 through 1979. Secretary Dalton currently serves on the boards of directors of Newark Group Inc., and Crius Technology Group, LLC. From 2004 to December 2017, Secretary Dalton. served on the board of directors of WashingtonFirst Bancshares, Inc. From 2000 to 2011, Secretary Dalton served on the board of directors of IPG Photonics Corporation.

Christine Cannella