GREELEY, COLO. – Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, a subsidiary of JBS SA, announced on Jan. 14 that Ivan Siqueira would take over as president of the Pilgrim’s UK business unit.

Siqueira brings more than 29 years of experience in pork and poultry operations.

“Pilgrim’s is excited to welcome Ivan to the Pilgrim’s UK team as we build on our rich heritage of sustainable farming and uncompromising higher welfare standards,” said Fabio Sandri, president and global chief executive officer of Pilgrim’s Pride. “Ivan has demonstrated the ability to accelerate business growth and drive profitability through the creation of innovative brands well-recognized for superior quality and taste. We are confident that Ivan’s commitment to excellence and vast experience across operations, farming and commercial activities will help our European business platform and our customers thrive for years to come.” 

Siqueira will succeed Andrew Cracknell who led the unit since October 2018.

“We thank Andrew for his years of outstanding service and wish him the best in his next endeavor,” Sandri commented. 

Recently, Siqueira worked as the executive director at Seara Foods, a Brazilian food company with an integrated pork and poultry business. As a top executive, Seara experienced a significant growth rate in sales over the last three years and solidified itself as a market leader in sustainability, animal welfare, innovation and quality products. 

“I am humbled to have the opportunity to help lead this talented team as we work together to continue the proud legacy of delivering sustainably produced, quality pork products to consumers across the UK,” Siqueira said. “As the world’s largest producer of higher welfare pork and a recognized leader in sustainable farming practices, I look forward to helping Pilgrim’s UK realize our vision to be the best and most respected company in our industry.”