Manoj Rana joins Ardent Mills as VP of corporate and business development
by CM Staff
Rana said this is an exciting time to join the company as plant-based food trends continue to grow.
DENVER — Ardent Mills announced that Manoj Rana has joined the company as its vice president of corporate and business development.
In this newly created role, Manoj will partner with leaders across the industry to identify future business ventures that support Ardent Mills’ long-term growth strategy.
“Ardent Mills’ mission is to enhance the quality of life and standard of health – a purpose we serve by providing nutritious and innovative grain-based solutions to communities everywhere,” said Dan Dye, CEO at Ardent Mills in a statement.
“As the flour milling business evolves and the growth of plant-based ingredients continues to play a critical role in the food industry, we are confident Manoj has the skills and expertise to help our business explore its long-term potential so we can continue to transform how the world is nourished.”
Ardent Mills says Rana bring to the company 15 years of global experience. Before joining Ardent Mills, Rana worked with Deutsche Bank Consumer Investment banking group as an advisor to corporate clients mainly in the food industry.
“As plant-based food trends continue to grow, this is a very exciting time to join Ardent Mills. The company has tremendous history in this space and strong momentum following several significant and recent investments – from multiple acquisitions in alternative grains like quinoa, chickpea and gluten-free, to investments in people, technology and infrastructure,” said Rana, vice president of corporate and business development at Ardent Mills in a statement.
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