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The Leaders Charged with Delivering Our Best to You

The leadership team at Griffith Foods is driven by a shared Purpose and committed to leading by example. Our leaders are focused on the wellbeing of Griffith employees, maintaining responsible stewardship of the planet, and supporting our customers’ success.

Meet our leaders:

Brian Griffith: Chairman of the Board
TC Chatterjee: Chief Executive Officer
Matt West: Executive Vice President and CFO
Jennifer Convery: Group President, North America
Wim van Roekel: President, Europe
Oscar Lizarazu: President, Central & South America 
Dhiren Kanwar: President, India Middle East​

Brian Griffith
Chairman of the Board

Brian is the fourth-generation family member to lead Griffith Foods. He has worked in the food industry for almost three decades, with more than 20 years of service at Griffith. Throughout his tenure with the company, Brian has held diverse leadership positions within Griffith and Custom Culinary, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, including management roles in Europe, Asia and North America. From 2005 until 2014, he led our teams in the dynamic Asia Pacific markets, served as Vice Chairman and Group President for Central and South America, Asia Pacific, and India - Middle East for Griffith. In 2015, Brian began leading Griffith Foods as Executive Chairman.

Over the past four years, he has spearheaded a team to establish form and structure in Griffith’s sustainability platform of People, Planet and Performance, and apply it across all business units worldwide. In the coming years, he will continue guiding the organization to develop new shared value opportunities and promote a Purpose-driven strategy that supports the community and preserves the planet while fostering continued successful performance.

Brian earned a B.A. in International Political Science from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and an M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management.

TC Chatterjee
Chief Executive Officer

TC Chatterjee was named Chief Executive Officer in 2016. Before becoming CEO, TC held positions as Chief Operating Officer, as well as Group President across some of Griffith's fastest growing regions, including Central and South America, Asia Pacific, and India - Middle East, as well as Custom Culinary, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffith Foods.

“Griffith’s global footprint and our ability to add value to our customers and their customers through our expertise and experience in food science, culinary arts, sensory and consumer insight help us offer a range of capabilities to enable our customers’ growth and innovation. We are proud of our ability to provide these locally as well as globally."

Matt West
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Matt West joined Griffith Foods in 2017 as Chief Financial Officer following a 27-year Finance career in global food and consumer products companies. Matt leads the planning and strategy for Griffith’s financial performance as well as the company’s funding and investment strategies.

“At Griffith Foods™, we operate in numerous countries that each have strong opportunities to grow our business. Our cashflow and capital investments are the fuel for our growth,” Matt said. “In Finance, we balance the reinvestment of company profits with funding from our financial partners to support the best business opportunities around the world. My team and I put it all together.”

Jennifer Convery
Group President, North America

In leading Griffith North America, Jennifer brings dynamic management skills and a passionate commitment to improving all aspects of commercial and manufacturing operations. The results provide customers with higher quality products, a team approach to identifying and delivering solutions, more responsive service and a better overall business experience.
“I have worked to make that a focal point for our North American teams, and that is a key reason for our ongoing success.”

Wim van Roekel
President, Europe

Wim van Roekel joined Griffith Foods in 2017 after spending 21 years with global food ingredients companies across the globe. Wim leads the European business, supported by 650 employees in 6 locations throughout Europe.

"Agility and continuous differentiation are critically important for the complex business in Europe. By living our purpose, we enjoy the daily challenge of supporting our customer in the exciting European marketplace. Our team provides creative culinary solutions through close collaborations with partners and customers in our value chain, adding value to their businesses. I’m both proud and passionate about the role Griffith Foods plays in that arena."

Oscar Lizarazu
President, Central & South America

As an organizational leader with a food science background, Oscar intimately understands the customer’s development challenges. He uses his unique perspective to ensure his team is meeting specific customer needs at every level.

President of the Central and South America group since 2007, Oscar makes a point to regularly meet with customers. “I like to talk one-to-one with customers so I personally hear and understand their ideas and challenges,” he says. “It helps our team focus on how we can best bring critical value to their products – to increase their profits, improve customer satisfaction and create real market advantages."

Dhiren Kanwar
President, India Middle East

Dhiren brings twenty-nine years of multi-faceted experience in the food industry to Griffith Foods. Following an initial career as a culinarian with the ITC and Taj group of hotels in India, Dhiren has also been a food industry entrepreneur having founded and successfully exited a food events, restaurants and commissary company. In the venture capital space, Dhiren led the food and beverage practice of the investment advisory group Everstone Capital.

Dhiren has served as President of the All India Ingredient Manufacturers Association, representing the industry in government relations and providing input on policy making for the food industry. Dhiren also has been on the governing council of the Indo-Belgian Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce.

A life-long learner with degrees in Political Science and Sociology and Hospitality Management, Dhiren is an alumnus of INSEAD and has completed executive education programs at MIT and Harvard University. Dhiren is passionate about enabling children’s education, which he supports through his charitable trust.