Houston, USA, 23 April, 2012 – CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain management companies, today announced that Alejandro Castro has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Americas region, based in Houston, Texas.
Alejandro formerly served as CFO and Senior Vice President of Finance for Olam Spices and Vegetables, a division of Olam International, a global leader in the supply chain management of agricultural products and food ingredients.
In his new role, Alejandro will report to Matthew Ryan, CEVA’s President in the Americas. “Alejandro’s broad international experience is a perfect fit for CEVA. We’re looking forward to having him on the team as he will play a key role in CEVA’s operations in the Americas,” said Ryan.
Prior to Olam, Alejandro was Vice President of Finance for ConAgra Foods, managing the Gilroy Foods and Flavors division in the U.S. He was also responsible for businesses in China, the Philippines and India region. He held several management positions in Finance while at ConAgra, including leading projects in multiple geographies. Alejandro served as a member of the Board of Directors of Agrotech Foods in India. He was Senior Financial Officer for Barilla Mexico, as well as Chief Operating Officer for WSM Services de Mexico (formerly Weyerhaeuser). He has also held several Finance positions at GE Capital Fleet Services and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Mexico.
Alejandro graduated as a Certified Public Accountant from LaSalle University and received his MBA from ITAM University in Mexico. He is a member of the Mexican Institute of Finance Professionals.