Fuji Europe Africa BV has steadily grown since its establishment in the Netherlands in 2018. The following changes to our organization have been implemented since April 1st 2021 to enhance growth and efficiency for the Fuji Oil Group.
Fuji Europe Africa BV (The Netherlands) and Fuji Specialties Inc. (Holding company for the Americas) will combine to form one regional headquarters to manage all Fuji Oil operations in Europe, the Americas and Africa. The new transatlantic Regional Headquarters will be called Fuji Specialties Inc. and will be located in Philadelphia, USA. Mr. Naohiro Rokukawa was appointed as the new President and CEO of Fuji Specialties Inc. and Executive Chairman of Blommer, our USA chocolate company from 1st April 2021.
Fuji Europe Africa BV will manage commercial operations of the subsidiaries in Europe and Africa and become the commercial arm for our plant-based food solutions (PBFS) business in Europe. Mr. Sunao Maeda is Managing Director of Fuji Europe Africa. BV from 1st April 2021.
To accelerate innovation across the Fuji Oil Group and to support the innovation needs of the PBFS business in Europe, Fuji Oil announces the establishment of its Global Innovation Centre Europe (GICE), which will be located in Wageningen, The Netherlands. The Centre will be headed by Dr Liz Kamei from 1st April 2021.
To deliver on its commitments to sustainability and ESG management on a timely basis and to be an active member of the global sustainability community, Fuji Oil announces the establishment of a Sustainable Development Team based at Fuji Europe Africa in Amsterdam, to be headed by Ms Carmen Alvarado.
Fuji Oil believes that the above changes will strengthen our core competencies and create greater synergies between Group companies that will result in growth and a greater ability to respond to our customers needs and societal challenges.