The Board of Noble Agri today announced the appointment of Mr Matt Jansen as Chief Executive Officer of Noble Agri with immediate effect.
Prior to joining Noble Agri, Matt most recently held the position of Senior Vice President and President of ADM's Global Oilseeds. He also served as the company's Chief Risk Officer.
After obtaining a degree in Agricultural Economics, he started his 25-year industry career. He was in charge of ADM’s Brazilian operations for seven years, after which he re-located to North America to take up the role of Corporate Vice President, President of ADM’s Grain Group, the largest grain group in North America.
Since 2010, Matt has been responsible for ADM’s Global Oilseeds business, the largest global segment of ADM’s Group operations.
Welcoming Matt to his role as CEO, Mr. Frank Ning, Chairman of Noble Agri and COFCO Corporation said, 'Matt brings with him the depth of knowledge and broad business experience gained through his years’ career in the highly competitive global agri-business. He is ideally suited to drive the future growth of Noble Agri.'
Mr. Richard Elman, Deputy Chairman of Noble Agri, warmly welcomes Matt and said, “We are convinced that he will substantially drive the great future and success that Noble Agri will have.”
Mr. Yusuf Alireza, CEO of Noble Group, added, “We chose Matt following an extensive, worldwide recruitment process, not just for his leadership pedigree but also for our shared passion to build a world-leading agribusiness group. He will bring a lot of dedication to the job and I look forward to working with him.”
About Noble Agri
Noble Agri is a joint venture between COFCO-led consortium and Noble Group, with the consortium and Noble Group holding 51% and 49% interest of the joint venture respectively. As the major international platform for COFCO Corporation, it owns and operates logistics and processing assets in strategic locations along the key global trade flows. Noble Agri is well connected with the downstream processing and distribution capabilities of COFCO Corporation and its affiliates in China, creating a fully integrated value chain.