Paulo Peereboom joins Sysco to lead international operations

Sysco Corporation has recruited Paulo Peereboom as its executive vice president & president, foodservice operations – international.

He will lead Sysco’s international operations in Europe, Canada, The Bahamas and Latin America, as well as the company’s export business, International Food Group. Sysco GB, comprising Brakes and Sysco Speciality Group, reports into Sysco International.

Peereboom (pictured) has over 30 years’ experience and has held leadership roles in seven countries. Prior to joining Sysco, he was chief executive officer of Makro NL, the Netherlands arm of cash & carry operator, Metro AG.

He has also previously held executive leadership roles and driven significant transformation at South African retailer Pick N Pay and the Dutch retail group Ahold Dehaize.

In his new role, Peereboom will be based in London and report to Kevin Hourican, president and chief executive officer.

Hourican said: “Paulo has exceptional experience at driving transformation and building high-performing, customer-focused teams across multiple geographies. He brings a passion for improving every aspect of how a business operates, driving profitable growth while improving customer service and the associate experience.

“His background in general management, coupled with an extensive track record in commercial and marketing, logistics, supply chain and operations roles, make him the ideal candidate to lead the next phase of growth in our international businesses.”

Published Date: August 14, 2022

Category: Wholesale Industry News