Norfolk Foods Sri Lanka appoints Ameena Ziauddin as the New President (MD)

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Norfolk Foods (Pvt) Ltd., a pioneer in the food production industry, has announced the appointment of Ms. Ameena Mariam Ziauddin as the new President (MD) effective January 2024. Ms. Ziauddin, the former Deputy Managing Director with anaccomplished academic and professional background, will succeed the company’s founder and former Managing Director, Mr. Mohamed Ziauddin, who will continue to provide strategic guidance as Vice Chairman of the Board.

In her new role as President, Ms. Ziauddin will draw from her expertise in manufacturing, operations, and strategy to continue Norfolk’s robust growth in Sri Lanka and beyond.

Her journey at Norfolk Foods began as a Management Trainee, and today, accounts for an impressive career. Ms. Ziauddinhas played a crucial role in the company’s success and initiatives such as new product development, quality improvement, and market expansion.

WithMs. Ziauddinat the helm, Norfolk Foods has witnessed substantial growth, launching over 350 new products and developing three new brands cementing its status as a domestic market leader. Her strategic focus on local and international opportunities has been instrumental in shaping the company’s market-leading position.

Apart from her role at Norfolk Foods, Ms. Ziauddin holds key positions as a Director in CP Norfolk India (CPNI), a joint venture between Norfolk Foods Sri Lanka and CPF India. She also serves as the Chair of the Young Directors Forum of the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors and holds the position of Vice President at the Council for Business with Britain.

She brings a wealth of experience from her roles in renowned organizations in the UK, including Bernard Mathews, Parkham Foods, Blueberry Foods, Air Bus Industries, and Nutra Tech. Her experience in Sri Lanka includes stints at Hilton Hotel Colombo, MAS Holdings, and Glaxo Smith Kline.

Her exceptional academic record includes a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Manufacturing Engineering and Management, along with a Master of Science in Food Production Management with Meritfrom the University of Nottingham, UK.  Her diverse educational background is complemented by a Diploma in Brand Management and Fellow of the Chartered Management Accountant (FCMA UK) Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

Her appointment as President reflects not only her personal achievements but also the company’s commitment to nurturing talent and driving continuous growth.Ms. Ziauddin’sleadership,extensive knowledge, and passion for the food industryposition her well to take the company forward,marked by continued success and innovation.

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