Alvinesa Natural Ingredients appoints Jordi Ferre CEO

Ferre is an C-suite business leader whose commercial and operations background is in the food sector including B2C as well as the value-added food ingredients and agritech sectors

Alvinesa Natural Ingredients, a producer of sustainable plant-based ingredients, has appointed Jordi Ferre CEO and member of the board of directors.

The company manufactures natural ingredients for use in the food and beverage industries. The grape-based natural portfolio includes various polyphenols (micronutrients with antioxidant activity), colours (anthocyanins), flavours, polysaccharides, natural tartaric acid and grapeseed oil.

Ferre is an C-suite business leader whose commercial and operations background is in the food sector including B2C as well as the value-added food ingredients and agritech sectors. He holds dual citizenship in the United States and Spain, having lived and worked in the US for the past two decades. Ferre was most recently CEO of AgroFresh Solutions, a Nasdaq-listed global leader of post-harvest solutions that extend the shelf life of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Previously, he was COO of PureCircle, a producer of stevia ingredients. Prior positions include VP, Sales & Marketing Splenda Sucralose at Tate & Lyle; as well as various B2C positions at Wise Foods, Chupa Chups and Warner Lambert. Ferre holds a BBA-MBA degree in Business, Management and Marketing from Esade in Barcelona, Spain.

“I am thrilled to welcome Jordi to Alvinesa and am confident he will successfully lead our company into our next stage of growth,” said Jesús Cantarero, Chair of Alvinesa Natural Ingredients and member of the founding family. “Adding Jordi’s extensive food and ingredients commercial expertise to our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, decades of technical proficiency and truly circular economy business operation makes us a much stronger global player in the natural plant-based ingredients industry.”

“I am honoured to join Alvinesa to build on the wonderful legacy of the Cantarero family,” said Ferre. “We have a talented, passionate team, world-class facilities, an on-consumer-trend portfolio of natural ingredients, and strong customer relationships. I look forward to partnering with Intermediate Capital Group and helping Alvinesa grow and prosper in the next stage of our development.”

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