SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 9 April 2019 - Dole Asia Holdings Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of
ITOCHU Corporation, today announced the appointment of Pier Luigi Sigismondi as
President of its Worldwide Packaged Foods business.
joins Dole with over 20 years of industry experience in consumer goods. Before
joining the company, he was President of Unilever Southeast Asia and
Australasia, where he led the business of this fast-growing region. Prior to
that, Sigismondi held multiple global senior executive, operations and board roles
with Unilever and Nestlé, in addition to NED positions in Europe and the USA.
at its headquarters in Singapore, Sigismondi is responsible for the global
operations of Dole Packaged Foods and for driving the company's continued
innovation, growth and transformation across all markets. "We are very pleased
to welcome Pier Luigi to the Dole family," said Takeshi Kumekawa, President and
CEO of Dole Asia Holdings. "With his diverse experience in leading growth for
consumer goods across an extensive range of markets, we are confident that Pier
Luigi will successfully combine the best from Dole's 168 year expertise, the
strengths of ITOCHU and lead us towards a healthy and sustainable future"
"I am thrilled to join Dole, an iconic brand that
has long been committed to bring a healthy lifestyle to people around the world
for generations", said Sigismondi. "I look forward to building further this
purpose and fulfilling Dole's true global long-term profitable growth potential."
Italian citizen born in Venezuela, Sigismondi holds a Master's Degree from the
Georgia Institute of Technology in the United States.
About Dole Asia Holdings Pte. Ltd.
headquarters in Singapore, Dole Asia Holdings Pte. Ltd. is the global operating
headquarters of the Dole Group of companies ("Dole") owned by ITOCHU
Corporation, a leading Japanese conglomerate.
Dole markets globally a growing line of packaged and frozen fruit
products and snacks and is a leader in growing, distributing and marketing
fresh fruits throughout the Asia region.