Board of Directors

 

 

Paul Selway-Swift

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Selway-Swift was appointed Chairman of the Company in December 2007 and also chairs the Nomination Committee. He worked with the HSBC Group for 30 years. He was a director of The Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation from 1992 to 1996 and of HSBC Investment Bank plc from 1996 to 1998.

 

 

Magomet Malsagov

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Malsagov has held the position of Chief Executive Officer since founding the business in 2002. He is responsible for the executive management of the Group and also has the responsibility to recommend and to implement the Group’s strategic objectives.

 

 

Rakesh Sinha

Chief Financial Officer

Mr Sinha, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has 25-years of broad commercial experience. He joins from Unilever Plc, where across his 17 year career he has held a number of senior finance and strategic roles in both developed and emerging markets, including Finance Director of the Australian and New Zealand Ice-cream business, CFO of Unilever Taiwan & Hong Kong and most recently as Chief Financial Officer of Unilever Food Solutions (Latin America, South and Eastern Europe). Prior to joining Unilever, Mr Sinha worked for BHP Billiton and Time-Life International.

Mr Sinha graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Leeds, UK and holds an MBA from Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management, Netherlands. As Chief Financial Officer, he supports the Chief Executive Officer and his responsibilities include financial planning and reporting, group treasury and investor relations.

 

 

Christopher Pratt

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Pratt was formerly the Chairman of Swire Pacific Limited, John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited, Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited and Swire Properties Limited. He was also a director of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and Air China Limited. He joined the Swire Group in 1978 and has worked with the group in Hong Kong, China, Australia and Papua New Guinea. Mr. Pratt received a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 2000.

Mr. Pratt was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of PureCircle in March 2014 and is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director. Mr Pratt chairs the Remuneration Committee.

 

 

Guy Wollaert

Non-Executive Director

Guy Wollaert, has recently stepped down as a Senior Vice President and Chief Technical and Innovation Officer of The CocaCola Company after a 23 year career. Mr Wollaert previously served as General Manager of the Global Juice Center, where he was responsible for leading various functions including business development and supply chain for its global juice and juice drink operations.

He was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 10 July 2015.

 

 

Mitch Adamek

Non-Executive Director

Mr Adamek retired from PepsiCo Inc. in 2011 after a 22 years career in both a procurement and human resources role. His last role at PepsiCo was as Chief Procurement Officer. Prior to PepsiCo Inc., he spent six years in human resources leadership positions at USG Corporation. Mr. Adamek is currently a non-executive director of Wayne Farms LLC and the Chairman of Compensation Committee.

He was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 10 July 2015 and is a member of the Remuneration and the Audit Committee of PureCircle.

 

 

John Gibney

Non-Executive Director

John Gibney was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 11 April 2016 and is the Audit Committee chairman.

Mr. Gibney retired as Chief Financial Officer of Britvic plc in April 2016 after a 17 year career. As Chief Financial Officer, he was responsible for a broad portfolio including finance, IT, legal, estates, risk management, procurement and corporate responsibility. Prior to joining Britvic, Mr. Gibney spent 10 years with Bass plc where he held various finance and management roles. Mr. Gibney, is a UK qualified Chartered Accountant.