GLOBAL - The International Poultry Council has named Marilia Rangel of Brazil as its new secretary general.
Ms Rangel, foreign markets coordinator with the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA), will begin transitioning into the new position on 1 June, assuming the duties as IPC’s first full-time chief executive on 1 August.
Ms Rangel has worked at ABPA for eight years and has been active in IPC affairs as the chief deputy to ABPA Vice President Ricardo Santin, who is vice president of the IPC.
She has worked in industry and government relations, international trade activities, coordinated sustainability issues, served as industry spokesperson at international events, and participated in trade and market access negotiations.
Ms Rangel succeeds George Watts, who is retiring after serving as IPC secretary general on a part-time basis.
Mr Watts, who retired as president of the National Chicken Council in 2011, is stepping down after serving three years as IPC’s part-time chief executive. Watts will remain with the IPC to assist in the transition.ThePoultrySite News Desk