Fresh Del Monte Produce announced yesterday (3 May) the appointment of Michael J Berthelot as a member of the board of directors, replacing Kathryn Falberg who resigned to pursue other business interests. Berthelot will also replace Falberg on the company’s audit committee and compensation committee.

Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh, Fresh Del Monte Produce’s chairman and chief executive officer, said: “Mr Berthelot is a highly respected and accomplished professional with considerable knowledge of developing business systems and strong management teams. All of us on the Board recognise the skill and insight that he brings to the company, and we have no doubt that he will be a valuable asset in assisting Fresh Del Monte succeed in achieving its goal of becoming the world’s leading supplier of healthful, wholesome and nutritious fresh and prepared food and beverages for consumers of all ages.”