A2 Milk Company’s operations chief Shareef Khan resigns

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The a2 Milk Company’s (a2MC) chief operations officer Shareef Khan has stepped down from his post and is slated to leave the company at the end of 2022. 

Khan’s departure comes as he seeks to spend more time with his family and explore other pursuits, the company advised investors in an ASX announcement

The COO joined the company in 2012 to develop its supply chain operations with Synlait Milk and foster the growth of a2MC’s infant formula business unit. 

“Shareef has navigated the Operations function through some extraordinary times and has played an important role in a2MC’s growth. I would like to personally thank Shareef for his passion and commitment to a2MC over many years, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours,” said David Bortolussi, managing director and CEO of a2MC. 

In its statement, the company said it plans to introduce a new chief supply chain officer role to lead a2MC’s end-to-end supply chain in all categories and markets. 

The role will be responsible for bringing together the company’s operations and manufacturing teams under a combined leadership role to transform the supply chain and support growth. 

As part of the shift, Bernard May will report to the new chief supply chain officer role and will step off the executive leadership team once the new appointment is made. 

May will remain as the CEO of a2MC’s Mataura Valley Milk joint venture with China Animal Husbandry Group. 

A2MC expects to appoint the new chief supply chain officer in the coming weeks.