Del Monte Fresh Produce, based in Coral Gables, FL, announced that Hani El-Naffy will leave his post as president and chief operating officer at the end of February. Naffy, 66, has held the position since 1996.ElNaffy
In a statement released by Del Monte Fresh, Mohammed Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman and chief executive officer, said, “On behalf of the board of directors and everyone at Fresh Del Monte Produce, I would like to thank Hani for the high level of dedication and commitment that he has given to Fresh Del Monte Produce as president and chief operating officer for almost 20 years. Hani’s day-to-day leadership will be missed, but we are glad that the company will benefit from his participation in the transition process and his plan to continue to serve as a board member.
The company has not yet named a replacement but said it is working on implementing a transition plan.