Mark Greenberg, President and CEO of Capespan, Honored at 24th Annual “Friend of Chile” Awards Luncheon | Fruits From Chile

The Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce held the 24th Annual “Friend of Chile” Awards Luncheon on November 29, where Mark Greenberg received the “Friend of Chile” award.  Allison Myers, Central and Eastern U.S. merchandising manager for the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association, joined numerous industry representatives in honoring Greenberg.

Mark Greenberg, President and CEO of Capespan North America, was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. After originally practicing corporate and commercial law in Toronto, Mark returned to Montreal in 1990 and ultimately joined FBI Foods, the parent company of Fisher Bros. Ltd., as the Vice President-Procurement. Mark’s primary responsibility was to develop Fisher Bros’. Chilean business and take advantage of the opportunities that the expansion and development of the Chilean fruit industry offered.

In 2008 Mark was named Chief Operating Officer of Fisher Capespan, as the company was then known, and in 2012 he was named President and Chief Executive Officer. In 2015 the company officially changed its name to Capespan North America.

Mark has traveled extensively and frequently to Chile.  In fact, during his acceptance speech, he noted that he’s made more than 120 trips to Chile over the past 30 years! During this time, he has established close and long-standing relationships with the growers, packers and shippers that have formed the supply backbone of Capespan North America. He has a dedicated team working in Montreal, Gloucester, Pedricktown, Fresno, Fort Lauderdale and Cape Town.

The Chamber also awarded the 2023 Albert S. Marulli Lifetime Achievement Award to three outgoing Executive Board members, including:

President and Chairman Robert Palaima
Vice President Andreas Economou (Tastyfrutti International)
Treasurer Miriam Borja-Fisher (Western Fumigation)

During their time at the helm, the Executive Board had the privilege of working with several Ambassadors of the Republic of Chile over the years, including Mariano Fernandez, Arturo Fermandois, and Juan Gabriel Valdes. They had the opportunity of meeting former Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, and in 2015 hosted Michelle Bachelet at a dinner in her honor; the first time a sitting President of Chile visited the region. The Chamber’s leaders vigorously promoted trade opportunities between Chile and Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

The Chilean and American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia (CACCGP) is a non-profit, apolitical membership organization created to foster increased and improved commercial and trade relations between Chile and the Greater Philadelphia region.