Joined the Board in June 2018.
Roberto Banfi is an Independent Consultant in the Food sector covering several geographic regions and specialized in animal proteins. Since October 2016 an Advisor to the Board of MHP and in June2017 elected a Non-Executive member of the board.
Former Specialized Corporate Consultant for BRF, involved in scouting entries in new markets, mainly India and Malaysia. From Jan 2014 to March 2016 he was appointed General Manager of BRF for Europe and Eurasia at time a € 1 billion operation with very positive results
Before returning a to line position, worked as an independent consultant on management and strategic developments of agri-businesses in Brazil and the ME region where he was also Board member of a Saudi poultry operation.
Mr. Banfi was previously at Sadia S.A from 1998 to 2009 in various executive positions like Director of Sales & Marketing for the Brazilian market, Director of Global Sales and GM for the Russian and Middle East & North Africa regions.
Mr. Banfi held a position as Director of National Sales in Brazil for Best Foods, today part of Unilever, after experiences as Category Management, for selected corporate-global Brands like Knorr, Hellmann’s, Mazola & Ades. He was also previously a Director at Swift Armor Brazil and Cica, at the time the leading can-food processor in Latin America.
Born and raised in Europe, he has lived and worked extensively in USA, Central and South America, Brazil, Russia, Europe, and the Middle East. Mr. Banfi received his MBA from Stanford University, California and an undergraduate Degree form HEC – Lausanne, Switzerland.