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Jumoke Fagbemi named senior VP, people at Maple Leaf Foods

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December 15, 2022
By Talent Canada

Jumoke Fagbemi, senior VP of people at Maple Leaf Foods.

Maple Leaf Foods has announced some changes to its senior leadership team as it embarks on its next chapter. The changes come as part of the leadership transition plan announced in 2022 as Curtis Frank, currently president and chief operating officer, prepares to step into the role of president and chief executive officer by the spring of 2023, and Michael McCain begins to step back from his CEO role to focus on his role as executive chair.

“With the company’s state-of-the-art London Poultry, Bacon Centre of Excellence and Indianapolis Tempeh plants all now up and running, we are at a natural inflection point in our journey to realizing our full potential,” said Frank. “As Maple Leaf Foods’ next generation leader, my commitment is to leverage our world-class network of assets and our talented team of passionate people to deliver transformational results and create shared value for all our stakeholders as we accelerate and elevate our bold ambition to become the most sustainable protein company on earth. I am very optimistic about the next chapter in Maple Leaf Foods’ story, and I am pleased to announce the team of senior leaders who will bring this vision to life.”

New head of HR

As part of the changes, Jumoke Fagbemi, will join Maple Leaf Foods in January as its new senior vice-president, people. Fagbemi is a well-respected human resources professional with more than 20 years of experience and a proven record of successfully implementing cost-effective, value-driven people strategies grounded in diversity, equity and inclusion principles, the company said.

As part of the SLT, Fagbemi will play an integral role in leading the company’s human resources team and its strategic people initiatives.


“I am thrilled to welcome Jumoke to our Maple Leaf Foods team,” said Frank. “She is a remarkable talent and a perfect fit for our organization. With her global perspective, depth of experience and future-oriented outlook, I know she is the right person to bring our Maple Leaf Foods’ People Strategy to life.”

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