Fresh Del Monte Produce Announces the Retirement of Richard Contreras
CORAL GABLES, FL - Richard Contreras, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, recently announced his intention to resign from Fresh Del Monte. Contreras will continue to serve in his present capacity until March 25, 2019. He will then focus on the transition process until April 12, 2019, the effective date of his resignation.
According to a statement made by Fresh Del Monte, Eduardo Guarita Bezerra will serve as the company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective March 25, 2019. Bezerra will also serve as the Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer.
He most recently held the position of Global Finance Integration Lead at Monsanto from January 2017 to February 2019. In this role, he was responsible for the financial integration associated with Monsanto’s acquisition by Bayer AG. In addition, Bezerra served at Monsanto as its International Business Chief Financial Officer and Head of Global Finance Shared Services from September 2014 until December 2016, as well as its Brazil Chief Financial Officer from 2009 until August 2014. He has served in multiple financial, commercial, and strategic roles internationally during his tenure of over 20 years with Monsanto, including in Brazil, Argentina, Central America, and the United States.
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