Asian plant-based food company, Growthwell Foods, has announced the appointment of Manuel Bossi as its new group CEO and the acquisition of a majority stake in ChickP.
Bossi succeeds Justin Chou, who will remain on the board. Having previously held roles at The Hershey Company, Ferrero, Mondelēz and Nestlé, Bossi joined Singapore-based Growthwell in October 2021 and has been serving as deputy CEO.
“Manuel is a seasoned business leader with a rich breadth of commercial and operational experience across cultures and geographies, with a strong track record of driving sustainable growth across categories and markets,” said Growthwell Foods board director, Shivendu Nadkarni.
“We are confident that Manuel will lead the company and team into the next stage of growth and successfully expand our market and category footprint.”
Growthwell Foods has also announced it now owns a majority stake in ChickP, following its latest investment in the Israeli chickpea protein start-up.
The company is preparing to accelerate its growth across Asia-Pacific and to enter new markets in 2022.
“Geographical expansion is a key strategic pillar of our growth, and we have our eyes set on various markets in Asia and Europe. We are also preparing to drive growth via entry into adjacent plant-based categories with our patented high-protein chickpea technology,” said Bossi.
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