Tyson Foods has announced that Amy Tu has been named executive vice president and general counsel. Ms Tu joins Tyson from The Boeing Company where she most recently served as chief counsel for global law affairs. She has more than 20 years of international experience and will report directly to Tom Hayes, president and CEO of Tyson Foods. She will succeed David Van Bebber who joined Tyson in May 1986 as part of the Lane Processing acquisition and has served in this role since May 2008. Mr Van Bebber will continue his employment with the company through to 11th of May to ensure a smooth transition.
Kraft Heinz has appointed a new head of legal for UK and Ireland. Zahir Karim joins the food giant from Samsung Electronics where he spent four years as a legal counsel and senior manager in the Korean company’s UK legal team.Prior to that, he was a lawyer at Pinsent Masons.