#03: Francois Simonpietri General Manager at CORBUMA USA

#03: Francois Simonpietri General Manager at CORBUMA USA Featured Image

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Francois Simonpietri es el Gerente General de Corbuma USA, liderando su introducción en el mercado estadounidense. Previamente estuvo liderando la introducción de Chocolates El Rey en el mercado estadounidense. Antes de llegar a USA, Francois estuvo como Gerente General para el área Andina de Mc Cain foods, negocio de alimentos congelados para dicha región. Precio a Mc Cain, Francois estuvo como Vicepresidente Ejecutivo de Chocolates el Rey en Venezuela y como Gerente General y Presidente del Comité Ejecutivo en Jarden Consumer Solutions para Venezuela. Su carrera la inició en Procter & Gamble Venezuela y área Andina donde estuvo 16 años, donde su ultimo role fue Director Asociado de Mercadeo del área Andina.

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Francois Simnpietri is the General Manager of Corbuma USA, leading its introduction in the US market. He previously was leading the introduction of Chocolates El Rey to the US market. Before arriving in the USA, Francois was General Manager for the Andean area of ​​Mc Cain foods, a frozen food business for said region. Price to Mc Cain, Francois was as Executive Vice President of Chocolates el Rey in Venezuela and also, as General Manager and President of the Executive Committee at Jarden Consumer Solutions for Venezuela. His career began in Procter & Gamble Venezuela and the Andean area where he spent 16 years, where his last role was Associate Director of Marketing for the Andean area.

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Francois Simonpietri: LinkedIn

Algunos de los aspectos más destacados del podcast:

  • Bienvenida y aprendizajes de su etapa inicial de su carrera en P&G Región Andina.
  • Su paso por Jarden y Chocolates el Rey en Venezuela.
  • Su incorporación a Mc Cain Foods para el área Andina.
  •  Su llegada a Estadosu Unidos con Chocolates el Rey.
  •  Su reto en Corbuma Estados Unidos

Some of the highlights from the podcast:

  • Welcome and learnings from his initial career at P & G Andean region.
  • His passing through Jarden and Chocolates el Rey in Venezuela.
  • His incorporation to Mc Cain Foods for the Andean area.
  • His arrival in the United States with Chocolates el Rey.
  • The challenge in Corbuma United States and how to push a business in such a competitive market.

Puntos de la conversación:

  • Bienvenida: Un Resumen de la carrera de Francois Simonpietri
    • Sus inicios en P&G Venezuela:
    • Que significó tus inicios en P&G:
    • Que aprendizajes te dejo y que huellas:
  • Su paso por Jarden: Oportunidades de construir una marca en líder
  • Chocolates El Rey: emprendimiento, innovación, perfección
    • Que huellas dejaste y que aprendiste en Chocolates El Rey:
  • Su incorporación en McCain Foods: Alto enfoque en ejecución en el sector agrícola.
    • El Negocio de Papas en McCain: La Agricultura es lo más importante
  • Su trabajo actual en Corbuma USA: Emprendimiento, alta flexibilidad, dinamismo
  • La importancia de la estructura Logistica para una empresa pequeña y mediana en LATAM y USA
  • Situación actual de costos logísticos en aumento
  • Que estrategia usar para ser exitoso en la situación actual

Conversation points:

  1. Welcome: A Summary of Francois Simonpietri’s Career
    a. His beginnings at P & G Venezuela:
    b. What your beginnings at P&G meant:
    c. What learnings did I leave you and what traces:
  2. Your time in Jarden: Opportunities to build a leading brand
  3. Chocolates El Rey: entrepreneurship, innovation, perfection
    a. What traces did you leave and what did you learn at Chocolates El Rey:
  4. Your incorporation into McCain Foods: High focus on execution in the agricultural sector.
    a. McCain’s Potato Business: Farming Matters Most
  5. Your current job at Corbuma USA: Entrepreneurship, high flexibility, dynamism
  6. The importance of the logistics structure for a small and medium company in LATAM and the USA
  7. Current situation of logistics costs on the rise
  8. What strategy to use to be successful in the current situation

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#02: Pilar Madrigal Director of Investment Advisory at Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE)

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