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Valentin Ramirez to Lead Chicken of the Sea International

29 June 2016

THAILAND - Thai Union Group PCL (Thai Union), the world's largest shelf-stable tuna processor and owner of a portfolio of leading global seafood brands, appointed Valentin Ramirez as CEO of Tri-Union Seafood LLC, processor and distributor of Chicken of the Sea. He will report to the chairman of the board of Thai Union North America, Inc.

Fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English, Mr Ramirez has held extensive managerial roles in some of the world’s leading companies such as McCormick & Company, WM. Wrigley Jr. Company and Procter & Gamble.

A proven business leader, Mr Ramirez has significant international experience gathered while based in Europe and the Americas.

“The appointment of Valentin Ramirez as CEO of one of our key North American subsidiaries reflects our long-term commitment to the market. With his depth of experience and expertise in the industry, Ramirez will be able to significantly contribute to building the Chicken of the Sea brand and the overall business growth of Thai Union Group,” said Thiraphong Chansiri, CEO of Thai Union.

Prior to joining Chicken of the Sea, Mr Ramirez served as vice president & general manager for McCormick & Company, based in Maryland. A graduate of Rice University, he received his MBA in Marketing and Finance from the University of Texas at Austin, USA.

Ramirez will be based at the company’s headquarters in San Diego, California.

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