Cereals Canada shuffles leadership roles

The national organization that represents Canada’s cereal grains sector has named a new chief executive officer and a new chief strategy officer.

Cereals Canada announced Aug. 17 that Dean Dias will serve as the organization’s new CEO while Cam Dahl will serve as the new CSO.

Dias worked previously with the Canadian International Grains Institute (CIGI) where he held a variety of positions including director of value chain relations and interim CEO.

Dahl had previously served as Cereals Canada’s top executive.

The two organizations merged their operations earlier this year.

The newly amalgamated Cereals Canada will continue to represent the Canadian cereals grains industry, including provincial producer commissions, grain companies, processors, exporters, and life science companies.

“As CEO, Dean will bring a wealth of experience and energy to our new organization. His passion for agriculture, combined with his leadership and strategic vision will be a driving force behind the success of our newly merged organization,” said Todd Hames, an Alberta farmer who serves as board chair of Cereals Canada.

In his new role as chief strategy officer, Dahl will focus on policy issues, government relations, and market access.

“Mr. Dahl played an instrumental role in the creation of Cereals Canada and is a highly respected leader in the Canadian agriculture industry,” said Dias.

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