The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), Xango and ABF Ingredients all added experienced personnel to their leadership teams, hoping to further expand the reach of their companies/organizations.
Tami L. Wahl joined AHPA as special regulatory counsel, a newly created position allowing her to work within regulatory areas AHPA focuses on for the benefit of its members. She will work closely with AHPA's regulatory team to support its current work and expand in other subjects to further promote the responsible commerce of botanicals. Wahl will also be the liaison for three of AHPA's committees: animal products, botanical personal care products, and tea & infusion products. Wahl has more than 15 years of regulatory experience, with eight years spent exclusively in the natural products industry.
Xango appointed Ryan Anderson as its new vice president of the U.S. and Canada markets. Anderson returned to XANGO after serving in executive positions in other network marketing companies the past four years. As vice president of the United States and Canada, Anderson will be responsible for market profitability, overseeing all activities such as leadership development, sales, events and every other business function within these markets. During his first stint at XANGO from 2004 to 2011, Anderson held several positions, including serving at different times as general manager of Asia Pacific and director of sales of the United States and Canada, overseeing country operations and market openings for several key markets.
ABF Ingredients hired Fabienne Saadane-Oaks as the company’s CEO, effective March 16. Fabienne joined ABF Ingredients from DuPont, where she was vice president of the health & protection division. Prior to the acquisition by DuPont, she was president of Danisco BioActives and a member of the Danisco executive committee. Fabienne Saadane-Oaks’ career spans over multiple general management roles in France and the United States, including 20 years of experience in food ingredients within Sanofi, Degussa, Rhodia, Danisco and DuPont.