Agribuys, the US-based international supply chain integrator for the food industry, has announced the promotion of Vijay Yajnik to CEO and president. He has also been elected to the board of directors of the company. Yajnik joined Agribuys this January as president and COO.
Agribuys recently announced several new clients and the organisation is transforming itself to accommodate the new requirements.
While serving as COO, Yajnik strengthened the Agribuys by hiring in key implementation, integration and operating roles. He is also credited with introducting a careful restructuring that heightened the organisation's focus on strategic priorities.
Yajnik joined Agribuys from the WorldWide Retail Exchange (WWRE). Prior to the WWRE, he was Group CIO at the Dairy Farm Group, an Asian retailer headquartered in Hong Kong. Yajnik has also held a variety of management positions at Kmart, California Federal Bank, Crocker National Bank and other financial institutions.
Agribuys' founding CEO, Marina Kotsianas will remain on the board as a director of the company. The company has no current plans to fill the COO position.