Citrus company San Miguel announced that Pablo Plá will assume the leadership of the company as its new CEO in February 2021. From that date on, Romain Corneille will continue to support the Executive Committee of San Miguel as an external advisor.
Pablo has more than 20 years of executive and senior management experience. Until now he has been serving as President and General Manager for Ingredion Southern Cone. Prior that, he was General Manager of General Mills (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay) as well as President of General Mills Brazil. Previously, he led Marketing while in Cervecería Quilmes and Coca-Cola Argentina. He graduated from Columbia University with an MBA and currently serves as a professor of Strategy in the Postgraduate studies of Business & Technology and the MBA at Universidad de San Andrés.
Since 2014, the company has been lead by Romain Corneille. During these years, he managed to consolidate San Miguel as a multi-origin company, strengthening its position in Uruguay and South Africa and incorporating a new site: Peru. Romain has contributed to enhance the value proposition of the company and helped deepen the relationship with our customers, diversifying our portfolio, improving their service and integrating sustainability as a strategic cornerstone.
“I am very grateful for the trust of our Board as well as the commitment of our employees. Our work as a team has been the key to building the company that we are today,” Romain pointed out.
Corneille, Plá and SAMI´s Leadership Team are working together on transitioning to assure the sustainability of the business strategy and as well as the wellbeing of the customers and strategic partners.
“We are very proud of the path we have been building. In the past few years San Miguel has given significant steps towards its growth and we would like to appreciate Romain’s contribution during this whole time. We now welcome Pablo with the confidence that together we will take the company to the next level,” highlighted Martín Otero Monsegur, President of San Miguel.