Groupe Bonduelle Fresh Americas Names Bobby Chacko as Chief Executive Officer; Xavier Unkovic Shares



Groupe Bonduelle Fresh Americas Names Bobby Chacko as Chief Executive Officer; Xavier Unkovic Shares


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IRWINDALE, CA - A changing of the guard is taking place at Groupe Bonduelle Fresh Americas. The company recently named Bobby Chacko as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. He will also become a member of Groupe Bonduelle’s global leadership team, reporting to Xavier Unkovic, Groupe CEO of France-based Bonduelle. Chacko succeeds Andrea Montagna, who has stepped down after serving as CEO since 2021.

Bobby Chacko, Chief Executive Officer, Bonduelle Fresh Americas
Bobby Chacko, Chief Executive Officer, Groupe Bonduelle Fresh Americas

“I see Bonduelle Fresh Americas as an innovative company with a relevant mission to inspire the transition to plant-rich foods and deliver only the highest quality products,” Chacko said. “This mission and focus are strong differentiators to build upon, to drive category growth and consumer delight. I look forward to working closely with the leadership team to drive growth for the company and the brand.”

According to a press release, Chacko has held senior leadership roles with category-leading global companies, including The Coca-Cola Company, Mars, ABInbev, and Ocean Spray. Most recently, Chacko was Managing Partner of Ageya Management and has held CEO and board positions with The TruRoots Company and Ocean Spray Cranberries.

Groupe Bonduelle Fresh Americas recently named Bobby Chacko as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately

Unkovic commented on the leadership transition.

Xavier Unkovic, Chief Executive Officer, Bonduelle
Xavier Unkovic, Groupe Chief Executive Officer, Bonduelle

“During his time as CEO of Bonduelle Fresh Americas, Andrea led the company to become a Certified B Corp, while driving branded Bistro bowl growth and efficiencies. I appreciate Andrea’s many contributions to the company and wish him continued success,” said Unkovic. “Bobby brings a dynamic expertise in consumer goods powered by an impressive track record in new product innovation, marketing and growing market share to Bonduelle Fresh Americas. I am confident that his background and acumen position him well to lean into the mission of Bonduelle and accelerate the growth of fresh plant-rich meal solutions in the U.S.”

Congratulations to the new CEO!



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Bonduelle Fresh Americas

Bonduelle, a family business, was established in 1853. Its mission is to be the world reference in "well-living" through…