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UCS Forest Group appointed Ricardo Barrios as its new Chief Financial Officer. Ricardo joins UCS from Diageo plc, a British multi national alcoholic beverages company where he most recently held dual roles as President of Canadian Operations and Chief Financial Officer.

As CFO, he was responsible for overall financial strategy including cost management, capital allocation, financial planning & analysis, business analytics, tax, treasury and risk management, as well as direct involvement in strategy development and revenue management.

“Ricardo’s strategic insights and experience will be of significant benefit to our best-in-class leadership team,” said Warren Spitz, President & CEO, UCS Forest Group. Ricardo’s previous experience includes leadership roles in several multi-national companies including Unilever, a global consumer goods company, and Maple Leaf Foods in Canada. A certified public accountant, he holds an MBA with a major in Finance from the University of Birmingham in the UK and a Bachelor of Science, Business and Finance, from Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo in Mexico City.

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