SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Youngevity International, Inc. (OTCQX: YGYI) (www.YGYI.com), a global direct marketer of nutritional and lifestyle products and also a vertically-integrated producer of gourmet coffees for the commercial, retail and direct sales channels, announced today the appointment of David Ori as the Vice President of International Development for Youngevity®.
David Ori is a dynamic executive with nearly twenty years of direct selling industry experience and a proven track record of growth and sales in emerging and established markets, especially in Eastern Europe, Asia, and Asia Pacific. David Ori joins Youngevity from Isagenix International, where he was the VP of International Expansion since 2011 and established new offices for the company in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Prior to that appointment, David was a Managing Director at Nikken Ltd. from 2000 to 2011, where he was a member of the Board of Directors and established Nikken in Israel and was responsible for thousands of distributors with operations in Israel and Eastern Europe. Mr. Ori was also a Managing Director at Tupperware, where he positioned the company in Israel and developed distribution centers and a distributor network.
“I am very excited about this great opportunity to join a growing Company with exceptional products that is poised for rapid expansion into strategic global markets,” said David Ori. “I am looking forward to leveraging my international direct selling experience and relationships to continue to build and expand Youngevity’s global brand image and presence.”
“We are very pleased to welcome David Ori to the Youngevity executive team,” said Steve Wallach, CEO of Youngevity. “David’s significant international direct selling experience makes him an ideal addition to our team and fortifies our strategic global expansion strategy.”
“David will play a key role in executing the global strategic growth plan for the company,” said Dave Briskie, CFO and President of Commercial Development for Youngevity Intl., who has been leading the company’s global expansion campaign. “We expect David’s extensive experience and results-driven leadership will be instrumental in driving Youngevity’s aggressive growth and expansion in international markets. Our global expansion team has tremendous experience and a proven track record for success in targeted regions. David Ori will be leading Youngevity’s global expansion team, and both Susana Azócar and Ricardo Spillman are already making tremendous progress for the company in Latin America and Eastern Europe respectively.”
About Youngevity International Inc.
Youngevity International Inc. (OTCQX: YGYI) (www.YGYI.com) is a fast-growing, innovative, multi-dimensional company that offers a wide range of consumer products and services, primarily through person-to-person selling relationships that comprise a “network of networks.” The Company also is a vertically-integrated producer of the finest coffees for the commercial, retail and direct sales channels. The Company was formed after the merger of Youngevity Essential Life Sciences (www.youngevity.com) and Javalution Coffee Company in the summer of 2011. The company was formerly known as AL International, Inc. and changed its name to Youngevity International Inc. in July 2013.
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