MUMBAI – Tyson Foods has reassigned Sadiq Malik, who was serving as CEO of its majority owned joint venture – Godrej Tyson Foods, to a management position at Tyson Foods in China, confirmed company spokesman, Gary Mickelson.

Tyson intends to replace Mailk with a professional with food industry experience, a member of the board of directors of Godrej Tyson told the media, according to mydigital Appointed CEO of the venture in September 2008, Malik was successful in turning around the venture into a profitable growing firm with a line of ready-to-eat products complementing its fresh processed chicken range.

Malik’s experience as a senior director in the corporate strategy and development department plus vice president, manufacturing systems at Tyson Foods was leveraged by the Indian joint venture to reduce operational costs by increasing efficiencies and strengthening product development expertise for a variety of frozen cooked Indian snacks.

Malik was also credited for turning by-products, such as chicken claws, into money-making delicassies by exporting them to Tyson’s Asia operations.