International Egg Foundation’s new CEO to support expansion

The new CEO will drive planned growth for the organization to increase global egg production and consumption.

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A Cassy Ief
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Charitable foundation International Egg Foundation (IEF) announced Cassy Price as its new chief executive officer (CEO) going into 2024.

According to the IEF, the appointment is a result of the foundation’s plans for significant expansion that will advance egg consumption through its programs in developing countries.

‚ÄúOver the last ten years, thanks to our trustees and supporters, we have been able to build an extremely solid foundation, making great progress on transformative projects. However, we are just scratching the surface ‚Äď there is so much more to be achieved, and we are actively seeking support from more organizations and individuals who are keen to make a difference and work with us,‚ÄĚ stated Price.

Price previously served as membership organization International Egg Commission’s (IEC) chief operating officer (COO) for 11 years. In 2021, she was appointed as the executive director of programs for the IEF.

Price added: ‚ÄúOur next focus is to significantly accelerate our impact through the creation of ‚Äėegg hub‚Äô business models which will sustainably increase egg consumption and support the entire value chain. Ensuring long-term economic viability in all our egg production projects is the key.‚ÄĚ

IEF Chair Tim Lambert said: ‚ÄúThe International Egg Foundation is delighted that Cassy joins us as CEO. Not only does she have significant international experience, but she brings a level of passion, commitment and skill that will help take the foundation to the next level.‚ÄĚ

More about the IEF

The IEF, created by the IEC in 2014, is a global charity that works to bring eggs to developing countries such as Eswatini, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda and Honduras through education, technology and entrepreneurship.

One of the primary goals of the IEF is to help small-scale farmers grow to a commercial level. To help drive this, the foundation released a training video titled ‚ÄúThe Fundamentals of Successful Egg Production‚ÄĚ in 2022 to support egg farmers in low- and middle-income countries.

The video focuses on how egg producers can successfully produce eggs in hot and humid areas, and it gives practical and actionable advice put together by egg industry experts.

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