New Zealand-based giant Sanford CEO Volker Kuntzsch bagged the 2019 Rabobank Leadership Award last Thursday, reported NZ Herald.

Kuntzsch was appointed CEO of Sanford in 2014.

The award was presented by Rabobank Australia and New Zealand Managing Director Peter Knoblanche.

"Over the past five years, under his leadership, Sanford has transformed from a commodities player into a business focused on creating value for its customers and the company, while at the same time becoming a major advocate of sustainability and creating high-end consumer goods," Knoblanche said.

Kuntzsch was named IntraFish Person of the Year in 2017.