View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. News
November 16, 2016

Cherkizovo names John Ross to new role of COO

Russia-based meat group Cherkizovo has named former Arasco Food and Zacky Farms executive John Ross to the newly-created role of COO.

By Dean Best

Russia-based meat group Cherkizovo has named former Arasco Food and Zacky Farms executive John Ross to the newly-created role of COO.

Ross will be responsible for production across Cherkizovo’s five business segments. Cherkizovo said “unifying” the management of those operations will “enhance the group’s vertical integration capabilities and drive further efficiencies”.

Evgeny Mikhailov, Cherkizovo’s chairman, said: ‘This newly-created COO role comes at an exciting time in Cherkizovo Group’s development and we are fortunate to have John Ross join our team. His vast international experience in operations management, as well as his excellent leadership skills, will be invaluable in helping to coordinate our operations and further drive efficiency across all our segments.”

Ross will report to CEO Sergey Mikhailov, who up until now has been responsible for Cherkizovo’s operations. The company said the appointment will allow Mikhailov to “focus more on the group’s strategic business development and global strategy”.

Earlier today (16 November), Cherkizovo booked a 60% fall in nine-month profits amid higher costs in its poultry and pork businesses – but Mikhailov said the company’s performance had improved in the third quarter.

Related Companies

Topics in this article: ,
NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Friday. The industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every other month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU

Thank you for subscribing to Just Food