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McCormick adds Lilly exec to board


Global flavorings leader McCormick & Company named Eli Lilly & Company executive Jacques Tapiero to its board.

Tapiero has served as SVP and president of emerging markets for Lilly since 2009 and brings more than 25 years of international business experience to the $3.5 billion spice company. Tapiero currently leads Lilly's business strategy in many of the world's fastest-growing markets, such as China, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, South Korea and Turkey. He is a member of Lilly's executive committee.

Previously, Tapiero served as president of the intercontinental region for Lilly, which comprised offices in Asia, Australia, African and Middle East countries, Canada, Latin America and Russia. Prior to this role, Mr. Tapiero has served as president and general manager for both Lilly France and Lilly Brazil, as well as managing director of Lilly Sweden. He has held several sales and finance positions in Indianapolis, France, Sweden and Switzerland since joining Lilly in 1983.

"We are extremely pleased to have Mr. Tapiero join our board. His broad business experience and extensive global background will bring our board meaningful insight and expertise as we continue the global growth of our business," said Alan D. Wilson, chairman, president and CEO of McCormick.

Tapiero was born in Morocco and is a Swiss citizen. He obtained MBA degrees from the Ecole Superieure de Commerce at Clermond Ferrand in France and from the American Graduate School of International Management, Glendale, Arizona.

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