Darling Ingredients announces the appointment of Celeste A. Clark, Ph.D., to its board of directors. Dr. Clark joins the board as an independent director, and her appointment is effective immediately. The appointment of Dr. Clark will expand the total number of directors to ten. It is expected that she will also be appointed to a new, stand-alone environmental, social and governance (ESG) committee currently being developed by the board.
Dr. Clark has served as a principal of Abraham Clark Consulting, LLC, a consulting firm, since November 2011 and consults on nutrition and health policy, regulatory affairs and leadership development. Dr. Clark is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University, where she has served in such position since January 2012. She previously served as senior vice president, Global Policy and External Affairs of Kellogg Company, a food manufacturing company, and was the chief sustainability officer until she retired in 2011. She was a member of the Global Executive Management team and had an accomplished career spanning nearly 35 years in the food industry. At Kellogg Company, she was responsible for the development and implementation of health, nutrition and regulatory science initiatives globally to ensure consistency in approach and implementation. In addition, she also led global corporate communications, public affairs, philanthropy and several administrative functions. Dr. Clark is currently a member of the board of directors of Wells Fargo & Company, The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. and Prestige Consumer Healthcare Inc. She also serves as a trustee of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
"We are excited to welcome Dr. Clark to our board as her leadership, experience and wealth of knowledge in the areas of sustainability and nutrition are a great addition. I believe she will provide excellent guidance in enhancing our ESG messaging and bring thoughtful insight into the positioning of our Rousselot brand Peptan products as they continue to grow across the globe," said Randall C. Stuewe, chairman and CEO of Darling Ingredients.
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