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Christophe Bernard to become new chief executive officer at JF Hillebrand Group

Published:  21 November, 2013

Christophe Bernard will be replacing Gerard Desbois as chief executive officer at JF Hillebrand Group, the global drinks logistics company, from January 1, 2014. Desbois, who has been chief executive since 2000 will be joining the company's supervisory board.

Bernard has been with the company for three decades and has been an executive board member for the last 16 years.

Desbois said of the change in management: "I am extremely proud to have contributed to the development of such a wonderful and successful company. The shareholders and I have every confidence that Christophe's vision, experience and drive will translate into remarkable success in leading the JF Hillebrand Group as our next chief executive."

Other executive board level changes include the appointments of Pierre Benichou as deputy chief executive, Gavin Herman as chief operating officer, Leendert Vis as chief information officer, and Pierre Bonel as chief commercial officer.

 "The appointments we have made at board level enhance our organisational framework, and position the company for future and long-term success," said incoming chief executive, Christophe Bernard.