GREELEY, Colo. – Dean Hollis, former president and COO of the Consumer Foods segment at ConAgra Foods — a subsidiary of Conagra Brands— recently joined the independent advisory board of JBS USA, a unit of JBS S.A.

Hollis succeeds Greg Heckman, an inaugural member of the advisory board and the newly appointed CEO of Bunge Ltd. Heckman will transition off the board to accommodate his responsibilities at Bunge.

Hollis has been a senior advisor for Oaktree Capital, a global private equity firm valued at $100 billion, since 2008. He also serves on the boards of Hain Celestial Group, SunOpta, Boardriders and The Nature Conservancy. During a career with ConAgra Foods that spanned 21 years, Hollis developed and executed a world-wide business transformation strategy while overseeing the company’s $12 billion consumer and customer branded businesses.

“We are pleased to welcome Dean Hollis to the JBS USA Independent Advisory Board,” said Andre Nogueira, president and CEO of JBS USA. “Dean brings significant experience in food innovation and leading business transformation in the consumer packaged goods sector to our Board. He joins an impressive group of forward-thinking individuals whose guidance will further position our company for growth and success.”

Hollis joins a group that includes former US House Speaker John Boehner, Dimitri Panayotopoulos, former vice chairman at Procter & Gamble and Harvey Pitt, former chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The advisory board meets quarterly, in addition to providing ongoing counsel to the JBS USA CEO and executive leadership teams in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.