Josefina Lyon named manager of Multiexport’s value-added products division
Puerto Montt, Chile-based salmon farmer Multiexport Foods hired Josefina Lyon as its new manager of the value-added products (VAP) division.
The branch, part of the commercial department, oversees all activities of the smoked salmon business, which in 2019 bought in USD 42 million (EUR 38.6 million) in sales, placing Multiexport as the leading exporter of value-added salmon products with a 69 percent share, according to a release from the company.
Prior to coming on board with Multiexport, Lyon was the business development manager at Chilean maritime, port, and logistics services firm Oxxean.
Before Oxxean, Lyon served in numerous roles at AquaChile, including head of investor relations, commercial management, sales, process plant production planning, and strategic planning. And prior to her time at AquaChile, Lyon was head of investor relations for Chilean retailer Cencosud. She studied business at Pontificia Universidad Católica and besides her native Spanish, she speaks Dutch and English, according to her LinkedIn profile.
“The VAP department plays a key role in positioning Multiexport Foods as a leading company in the different export markets,” Multiexport General Manager Andrés Lyon said. “We believe that with Josefina's arrival we will be able to expand the scope to different countries with our smoked and value-added products in general, while also driving the creation of new and innovative products responding to global food trends."
At the beginning of the year, Multiexport announced it had signed a seven-year, USD 250 million (EUR 225 million) credit with a consortium of three banks in order to pay off other loans and finance its long-term strategic development plan.
Founded in 1987, Multiexport Foods has more than 2,400 employees, with productive activities in southern Chile’s Regions IX, X, XI, and XII. It is present throughout the salmon production chain, from reproduction to distribution to the final customer in more than 30 countries.
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