The International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA) announced today that it has named Heinz Imhof, Chairman of Syngenta, one of the world’s leading agribusiness companies, as president of its organization.

“The food and agribusiness sectors are confronted with many challenges in addressing the global food system,” said Mr. Imhof, the incoming President. “IAMA, with its broad membership across the whole food chain, is in a unique position to address these issues.”

Mr. Imhof succeeds Ross McLaren, President and CEO of Shaw’s Supermarkets, USA, a subsidiary of J Sainsbury, UK.

IAMA is a worldwide educational forum that brings together leading food and agribusinesses, academics and government policy makers, and other related stakeholders. IAMA is dedicated to a highly productive and efficient food system that is responsive to the needs of consumers, is safe, environmentally responsive, sustainable and has a high level of business integrity.

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