Amyris Inc. has named Zanna McFerson as chief business officer, responsible for Amyris's commercial and product line activities, effective March 4, 2013.
"Over a two decade career at Cargill, McFerson helped commercialize new, breakthrough products in complex global specialty markets," said John Melo, Amyris' president and CEO. "Her proven track record at developing the necessary commercial arrangements, supply chain, and marketing strategy will serve Amyris well as we build on the successful start of our industrial plant and focus on sales growth."
Previously, McFerson was vice president of Cargill, serving as business director of Truvia, a global natural sugar substitute business that the company said she helped to create over the past decade. In this position, she directed an extensive global team with resources across research and development, agronomy, supply chain, scientific and regulatory affairs, sales and marketing.