The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) announced Nicko Debenham as chairman for the 2013 – 2015 term at a meeting in Zurich, according to the WCF.

Debenham is the director of development and sustainability at Armajaro Trading Ltd. He most recently served as WCF co-vice chairman and has more than 25 years of experience in the West African cocoa sector.

Anne L. Alonzo, current chairwoman, will complete her two-year term on December 31. Alonzo says, “I am pleased that Nicko will be leading the World Cocoa Foundation and am confident that he will continue to shine a light on the challenges faced by cocoa farmers, their families and their communities. I have been privileged to serve as chair and am so very proud of WCF’s work.

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