Naturipe has named Alvaro G. Alezard as its new vice-president of finance. Alezard will manage Naturipe’s finance department and help implement strategies to optimize operational and financial performance.
With more than 20 years of experience working as a global finance executive, Alezard will bring a new perspective to Naturipe. He will help continue to build the strength and efficiency of the accounting and finance department, streamline processes to improve productivity up and down the supply chain, and further strengthen revenue generation and profit margins.
“I’m fascinated by the work that Naturipe and its family of growers do year-round,” said Alezard. “Naturipe follows a family-oriented concept throughout its overall operations. I couldn’t be more excited to join a team that is working daily to feed the world.”
Background in food
Previously, Alezard held several financial executive roles in the food production industry, including chief financial officer at Hope’s Cookies and vice-president at Baldwin Richardson Foods. Prior to this, he spent 17 years in various roles in the pharmaceutical industry.
“We are excited to welcome Alvaro to our team,” said Aribel Aguirre-Beck of Naturipe. “With his extensive experience in domestic and international finance, we believe he will bring a fresh perspective that will help flourish our financial operations and enable Naturipe to exceed its goals.”
Alezard holds a Master of Business Administration and Finance from Xavier University. He also received a certificate in Artificial Intelligence and Implications of Business Strategy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a certificate of Public Accountant from Universidad de Carabobo.