South Australian dairy company, Beston Global Food, has appointed former COO of Bubs Australia, Fabrizio Jorge, as its new CEO.
Jorge will start his new role on April 1, taking over the interim CEO, Darren Flew.
“Fabrizio’s extensive global experience in senior management roles across the dairy and food and beverage industries makes him an ideal person to lead Beston into its next stage of growth and development,” said Roger Sexton, chairman of Beston Foods.
Brazilian-born and of Italian descent and fluent in five languages, Jorge has 25 years of experience in the F&B industry, particularly in dairy products, across Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia-New Zealand.
He served as a board member of the Australian Dairy Industry Council and the Australian Dairy Products Federation for two years, before supporting Dairy Australia’s International Trade programmes. Jorge held several positions at Nestle and Fonterra during the early stage of his career.
Since last May, Fabrizio has been the COO of Bubs Australia, overseeing growth into new markets in Asia and the US.
“Beston has built a solid core business in a growing and dynamic sector,” Jorge said. “With a leading product portfolio and a continuing focus on product innovation in protein products and protein derivatives, the group is well-positioned for its next stage of growth and profitability.”