PILGRIM’S PRIDE has announced the appointment of Ivan Siqueira as president of Pilgrim’s Europe.

This new position will enable greater collaboration among the organisation’s businesses in Europe, with overall responsibility for Pilgrim’s UK, Moy Park, Pilgrim’s Food Masters and Pilgrim’s Shared Services Ltd.

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Mr Siquera said he hoped to bring the businesses closer together with the new role, which he will take on alongside his current position leading Pilgrim’s UK until the position is filled.

“I’m honoured to take on this new strategic position which I believe will bring the business units closer together while allowing us to pursue organic growth and enhance our acquisition strategy to continue building the best food company in the region.

“I will continue to focus on ensuring Pilgrim’s UK delivers excellence for our customers during this crucial period. I’m also looking forward to working with the wider Pilgrim’s family to build on our respective strengths and foundations and provide best-in-class service.”