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Recognition to German Zapata


By: Felipe Guerrero, Executive Vice President

With great gratitude, DAABON accompanied the transition process until the retirement stage, of one of its most renowned executives: Germán Zapata Hurtado. A man who, from his position as Executive Vice President, contributed his experience and dedication for the last 22 years. to the growth and consolidation of the Group.

He was in charge of leading the development of banana production and the creation of the back office, through the nine corporate support departments. This organizational strategy that has facilitated the Group to reach excellence is areas related to human resources, social and environmental sustainability, external and internal communications and information and knowledge management.

Germán Zapata hands over the position to Felipe Guerrero Zúñiga; director of the sustainability Department since 2010. The new executive vice president is an environmental engineer, with a master's degree in environmental engineering from the University of Florida and an MBA - from the Universidad de los Andes.

As director of sustainability, Felipe Guerrero was at the forefront of the latest developments and advancements of the Group, which include the initiatives that will drive the principles of the circular economy and the reduction of the Group’s water and carbon footprints in their production processes. He participated as a representative of the Roundtable Sustainable Palm Oil for Latin America and in the creation of the Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG).

We welcome Felipe Guerrero to his new role and wish him best of luck.