Jul 072021
Bakkavor Group announces Sanjeevan Bala to its Board as upcoming Independent Director

– UK, London –  Bakkavor Group PLC (LON: BAKK) today announced the appointment of Sanjeevan Bala to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director effective on 1 August 2021.

“I am delighted to welcome Sanjeevan to the Board. His particular skills and experience will be of significant benefit to us as we assess the many new channel developments in food supply and consumption. I very much look forward to working with him.” said Board Chairman, Simon Burke.

Sanjeevan will also join the Audit and Risk Committee.

About Sanjeevan Bala

Sanjeevan Bala is a highly experienced multi-award-winning data and analytics professional with a proven track record of driving customer-centric business transformations through the strategic use of data resulting in EBIT and revenue growth. Sanjeevan has successfully operated across a range of sectors including media, retail, financial services, e-commerce, and telecoms. He brings expertise in digital transformation, data, and AI (both the science and development of new operating models and organizational structure to leverage the value of data), innovation, and culture.

Sanjeevan has had exposure to the food and beverage sector through his time consulting with PwC to Bestfoods, and through his time with Dunnhumby working with Tesco. He is currently the Group Chief Data & AI Officer at ITV plc and a Non-executive Director at Scholars’ Education Trust.

Sanjeevan Bala said: “As a passionate believer in the impact of food on individuals, society, and the planet, it is a great honor for me to join Bakkavor Group plc. I look forward to supporting the Board and leadership team in navigating through the fourth industrial revolution.”

About Bakkavor group

Bakkavor is the leading provider of freshly prepared food in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China. The Group is the number one by market share in the UK in the four FPF product categories of meals, salads, desserts, and pizza & bread, providing high-quality, fresh, healthy, and convenient food. Its customers include some of the UK’s leading grocery retailers, including Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, and Waitrose. The Group’s International segment operates in the US and China. Bakkavor was founded in 1986 and has its headquarters in London. The Group has over 19,000 employees and operates 23 factories in the UK, 5 in the US, and 9 in China.

For more information: https://www.bakkavor.com/

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