Thursday 17 October 2019

Aryzta adds to its board

Aryzta chairman Gary McGann welcomed the appointment
Aryzta chairman Gary McGann welcomed the appointment
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Swiss-Irish food group Aryzta has appointed Alejandro Legarda Zaragüeta as an independent non-executive director.

The Spanish national has “significant” management and nonexecutive director experience within various sectors including transport, gas and the food industry, according to statement from Aryzta.

From 1994 until 2014 he was managing director of Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, a listed group which manufactures railway vehicles and signalling equipment. He stayed on as a director of the board until this year.

Between 2006 to 2018 Mr Legarda Zaragüeta was an independent director of Viscofan, a listed group which manufactures casings for meat products.

He also served as an independent director of Pescanova, a multinational fishing, farming and processing group, and between 2017-2019 was executive chairman of the board of Nortegas Energía y Distribución, the second largest gas distributor in Spain.

Aryzta chairman Gary McGann said the addition “will prove to be a very valuable addition to our group.”

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