Dean Hollis, former president and chief operating officer of consumer foods at ConAgra Foods, has been added to the board. He will join the Honorable John Boehner, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Dimitri Panayotopoulos, former Vice Chairman at Procter & Gamble, and Harvey Pitt, former Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in supporting the company’s executive leadership on matters related to corporate governance, government and regulatory affairs, commodity risk management and marketing.
Hollis has more than 35 years of executive experience managing businesses in the retail and consumer products industries. During his 21 years with ConAgra Foods, Hollis developed and executed a worldwide business transformation strategy, while overseeing the largest part of ConAgra’s portfolio, including its $12bn consumer and customer branded businesses. Since 2008, Hollis has been a senior advisor for Oaktree Capital private equity firm. He also serves on the boards of Hain Celestial Group, SunOpta, Boardriders and The Nature Conservancy.
The advisory board meets quarterly, in addition to providing ongoing counsel to the JBS USA CEO and executive leadership teams in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
“We are pleased to welcome Dean Hollis to the JBS USA Independent Advisory Board,” said Andre Nogueira, president and CEO of JBS USA. “Dean brings significant experience in food innovation and leading business transformation in the consumer packaged goods sector to our Board. He joins an impressive group of forward-thinking individuals whose guidance will further position our company for growth and success.”
Greg Heckman, an inaugural member of the JBS USA Independent Advisory Board and the newly appointed CEO of Bunge Ltd, will transition off the board to focus on his new role.
“I want to personally thank Greg for his support of JBS USA and his outstanding service to our Board,” Nogueira said. “We wish him continued success in his new challenge at Bunge.”