Following our recent announcement regarding the new leadership team and organizational structure for the North America (NAM) region, we would like to present a similar three-person team and structure for the Latin America (LAM) region. The new team has assumed responsibility as of September 1, 2019.
John Rutjes, Spokesperson for the NAM region, will also become Spokesperson for the LAM region and assume responsibility for the Finance, Product, HR and Business Development functions.
Cesar Forno, currently Head of Sales NAM, will become Head of Commercials LAM and be responsible for all regional sales activities.
Luis Deyheralde, Head of Operations LAM, will remain in his position.
All three members of the leadership team have had standout careers within the LSG Group:
John joined in 2002 in the Corporate Finance & Controlling team, and held multiple leadership roles in this area in the UK, UAE, South Africa and Latin America, until he took over as Head of Finance and Administration for NAM in 2014.
Cesar came to the LSG Group in 2000 as Director Marketing and Sales Latin America. After several career moves in the Latin and North America Sales organizations, he was promoted to his current position in the NAM region in 2016.
Luis also started with us in 2000 as Controller in Buenos Aires. In 2011, he moved to Sao Paulo and held various regional leadership roles in Procurement, Pricing and Finance. In 2013, he became Managing Director Brazil and has been in his current role since 2017.
“We are convinced that this new leadership structure, and the filling of the positions with experienced and highly committed leaders from within our organization, will foster our leading market position in Latin America,” said Jochen Müller.
Our best wishes go to John, Cesar and Luis in their new and extended positions!