New Appointees to Enhance CGF’s Drive for Innovative and Inclusivity

Paris, Thursday, 30 November 2023: The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is proud to announce the appointment of new members to its Board of Directors, including Cécile Beliot of Bel Group and Nathalie Roos of Lipton Teas and Infusions. Joining them are Shaohua Pu from Bailian Group and Wenzhong Zhang from Wumart, bringing the total of new member companies on the Board to four.

Five newly appointed members from existing companies have also been announced: Brendan Foley of McCormick; Alvin Liu of Taobao & Tmall Group; Scott Price of DFI Retail Group; Hein Schumacher of Unilever; and Sean Summers of Pick n Pay.

These appointments bring a wealth of varied experience that is essential for The CGF as it steers the consumer goods industry towards a vibrant future.

“The CGF is entering an exciting new chapter with our latest board appointments. Our collective and diverse perspective will accelerate a greater combined impact for people and planet as we drive action at scale across CGF’s broad membership.”

said Frans Muller, President and CEO, Ahold Delhaize , and Co-Chair of the Board.

The CGF’s five Acceleration Areas, a flagship initiative by the co-chairs and announced at The CGF Global Summit in June 2023, remain a key focus of the Board.

Fellow Co-Chair Dirk van de Put, Chairman and CEO, Mondelēz International, USA, emphasised the Board’s commitment to sustainability and social impact:

“With the support of our new Board members, we are more equipped than ever to propel our Acceleration Areas forward, driving the adoption of sustainable practices and fostering social responsibility across our industry.”

The new directors are poised to make a significant contribution to this industry-wide transformative agenda, which includes fostering Deforestation and Conversion Free Supply Chains and advocating for a circular economy through the adoption of Golden Design Rules, among others.

“The broad range of expertise our new Board members bring reflects CGF’s dedication to inclusive leadership,” said Wai-Chan Chan, Managing Director at The CGF. “Their involvement is integral to our mission of steering the industry towards a sustainable, equitable future.”

As we welcome the new directors, CGF extends its sincere gratitude to the outgoing Board members, Simon Roberts; Mark Smucker; Peter Boone; Laurence Kurzius; Ian McLeod; Alan Jope; and Daniel Zhang, for their dedication and leadership during their tenure.

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For additional information, please contact:

François Rogers
Director, Communications
The Consumer Goods Forum

About The Consumer Goods Forum

The Consumer Goods Forum (“CGF”) is a global, parity-based industry network whose members drive to encourage the global adoption of practices and standards that serve the consumer goods industry worldwide. It brings together the CEOs and senior management of some 400 retailers, manufacturers, service providers, and other stakeholders across 70 countries, and it reflects the diversity of the industry in geography, size, product category and format. Its member companies have combined sales of EUR 3.5 trillion and directly employ nearly 10 million people, with a further 90 million related jobs estimated along the value chain. It is governed by its Board of Directors, which comprises over 55 manufacturer and retailer CEOs. For more information, please visit our website.