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“Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much.”

Helen Keller

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Who are BiaVest?

Hilliard Lombard, CEO, BiaVest

Hilliard Lombard

Founder and Promoter

  • Formerly CEO Valeo Foods Ireland and CEO Aryzta Europe and APAC
  • Extensive Experience in food manufacturing, distribution and retailing across multipe markets
  • Experience in executing buy-and-build strategies and learnings in the food sector
  • Chartered Accountant (FCA)
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David McKernan, Executive Director, BiaVest

David McKernan

Founder and Promoter

  • Successful entrepreneur and founder of Java Republic, scaling the business to become Ireland’s second-largest coffee roaster and retailer
  • Successful exit in 2019
  • Bord Bia – Irish Food Board Ambassador
  • Significant B2B and B2C expertise
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Warren Codd, CFO, BiaVest

Warren Codd


  • Senior Finance Executive with expertise in scaling FMCG and foodservice companies
  • Former CFO of Camile Thai Group during a period of rapid growth
  • Previously Head of Finance for Grocery division in Valeo Foods Ireland
  • Expertise in integrating acquisitions into platform as part of buy-and-build strategy
  • Chartered Accountant (FCA)
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Alan Gilson, Business Development Director, BiaVest

Alan Gilson

Business Development Director

  • Dynamic and passionate Sales & Marketing leader
  • Successful track record operating with blue-chip food and beverage companies in Ireland, the UK and International Markets
  • Brand builder with leading brands such as, Cuisine de France, Carroll Cuisine, Tim Horton’s, Seattle’s Best, Kerrygold and Goodfella’s Pizza
  • Experienced in all elements of the marketing mix, including strategy development and digital
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