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Ronald Kers has been appointed as the new CEO of 2 Sisters Food Group.
Ronald Kers has been appointed as the new CEO of 2 Sisters Food Group.

2 Sisters Food Group appoints new CEO

2 Sisters Food Group has named Ronald Kers, the formal Global CEO of Müller, as its new CEO.

The appointment follows Ranjit Singh’s recent decision to step down as the company’s CEO to take on a “broader leadership role” as president of parent company Boparan Holdings Ltd (BHL).

Kers has had more than two decades of experience at global FMCG companies, including Nestlé and Procter Gamble.

He first joined Müller, a €6bn international food company, in 2012, leading the turnaround and transformation of the business, and was subsequently appointed Global CEO in 2015.

Commenting on Kers’ appointment, Singh noted: “This appointment underlines our serious intention to do what we say we’re going to do. I am pleased that Ronald is joining 2 Sisters as CEO and we will benefit from his tremendous experience working in many of the world’s leading global food businesses. The last 25 years has been all about growing 2 Sisters.

“Today we have reset our direction and we are focusing back on our core strengths and getting back to what we do best – delivering great value, great quality food for our customers.”

He also added: “We have already started with our commitments to greater transparency, a stronger colleague voice, and simplifying a complex organisation. But there is so much more to do and Ronald can take the business performance to the next level.

“After 25 years as CEO, I am now taking on a broader leadership role as president of the BHL group, building on my entrepreneurial background and strengthening our financial position.”

Kers said: “2 Sisters is an incredible company and I am pleased to take over from Ranjit and write the next chapter of its success story, one which is often overlooked.

“Under Ranjit’s leadership this business has grown from scratch to over £3.2bn turnover and has 23,000 employees working across 48 sites in various countries. It will be a privilege to work with such a successful entrepreneur.”

Charles Allen, chairman of Boparan Holdings Limited, also stated: “Ronald’s reputation goes before him. He is a respected and admired global leader in the food sector and we are looking forward to him joining 2 Sisters as CEO.

“Ranjit has built an incredible business at 2 Sisters and set the bar high, but in Ronald we have found a highly capable successor who can build on 2 Sisters’ strengths and ensure the business is well placed to deliver long term sustainable value for all its stakeholders.”

Kers will officially join 2 Sisters Food Group on June 1.