Saint, chief operating officer of the food and drink business Gerber Emig Group, was elected at the May 2012 annual general meeting.
He joined Tetra Pak in 1993 where he worked as finance manager for a juice and juice concentrate factory in Lipetsk, central Russia.
After three years, he joined Gerber Foods Holdings as group financial controller. Since then, he has held the positions of finance director and md before taking up his current role.
According to a BSDA statement: “David Saint’s committed and successful 20 year career in the soft drinks industry is characteristic of the success and progress of the soft drinks industry itself. With some of its brands and companies in existence for 100 years or more, the soft drinks industry is a living example of how long-term commitment can lead to long-term success.”
Meanwhile, the newly elected vice-president is Dave Wallwork, md of The Feel Good Drinks Co.