Helene Ziv-Douki succeeds Pilar Cruz who is now chief sustainability officer
Cargill has named Helene Ziv-Douki president for its aqua nutrition business, effective immediately. Ziv-Douki, who joined Cargill in 2003, succeeds Pilar Cruz who was recently promoted to chief sustainability officer, a new role for the company.
“Helene’s success during her more than 20-year career reflects her approach as a builder of multicultural, diverse teams and talent, her customer focus, and her passion for excellence and innovation,” said Ruth Kimmelshue, global lead for Cargill’s animal nutrition and health enterprise. “She brings a passion for sustainability and the aqua and seafood industry, with unique capabilities and perspectives that will help our aqua nutrition team advance its business objectives and deliver for our customers.”
Ziv-Douki first joined the animal nutrition and health team in 2017 as the risk management and sourcing director for the company’s aqua nutrition business where she developed her passion for all things aqua. It was in this role that Helene had the opportunity to interact with aqua nutrition teams around the world, gain a deep understanding of the business, and provide innovative solutions to Cargill’s aqua nutrition customers, including creating a market-leading partnership with the insect industry.
“It’s an honor and dream come true to come back to our world-class aqua nutrition team,” said Ziv-Douki. “I’m excited to lead the team into the future as we chart a bold new course for a sustainable aquaculture, making a positive impact for the planet while delivering superior products to our customers. I’m really looking forward to spending time with our customers to identify how we can best serve them and create new opportunities for success.”
Cargill Aqua Nutrition is one of the largest aquafeed producers in the world, making feed for key species like salmon, shrimp, tilapia and other marine species in 20 countries. The business operates 40 facilities – 19 fully dedicated to aqua nutrition – around the globe.