News last update:6 Aug 2012

World Ag forum names new president

The World Agricultural Forum (WAF) appointed Raymond M. Cesca as President bringing more than 20 years of experience in the agribusiness industry. In his capacity as president, Cesca will work to bring the organization's vision to fruition.

Previously, Cesca served as the Managing Director of McDonald's World Trade, where he was responsible for reducing or eliminating McDonald's trade barriers in the118 countries, in which the company does business. He was also responsible for Global Purchasing for McDonald's.

Cesca will serve as president of the World Agricultural Forum while also serving as President and CEO of Global Alliance for Economic Advancement (GAEÁ), a market development, trade and strategic planning organization that promotes the development of small to medium-sized enterprises in the support of economic advancement in developing countries. His work will also continue as Chairman of the Agribusiness and World Markets Committee for the Pacific Basin Economic Council.

About the World Agricultural Forum
The World Agricultural Forum (WAF) is at the forefront of the evolving agricultural industry and its serves as a catalyst for innovation and positive changes in agribusiness. On a global stage, the WAF produces one of the largest biennial gatherings of leaders concerned about the world's growing population and the respective shortages of food, fuel and fiber in both developed and developing nations.

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