ForFarmers nominates Chris Deen as CEO

The feed producer’s present CEO, Yoram Knoop, is stepping down after the corporate’s AGM immediately.

The appointment of Deen requires approval by a rare normal assembly of shareholders, more likely to happen in June. If appointed, he’ll tackle the CEO function on July 1, 2022.

He’s at present CEO of Aviko, a subsidiary of Dutch group Royal Cosun, and one of many 4 largest potato processors on the earth, having began within the function at first of 2020. Deen managed to proceed Aviko’s profitable development technique, regardless of the disruptions introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic, famous ForFarmers.

Deen has a level in enterprise economics and knowledge administration from Amsterdam College. He additionally attained a postgraduate diploma in chartered accountancy. He began his profession in 1991 as accountant at EY. He moved to Sara Lee/Douwe Egberts in 1996, the place he held numerous positions till 2010. These included CFO of Douwe Egberts Espresso Methods within the Netherlands and normal supervisor of Sara Lee Worldwide Foodservice Iberia (Barcelona, Spain). Subsequently, Deen joined Bakkersland, on the time the most important bakery producer within the Netherlands, the place he was CFO and CEO between 2012 and 2016. Previous to becoming a member of Aviko, he was COO and integration director at herb and spice enterprise, Euroma.

Jan van Nieuwenhuizen, chairman of the supervisory board of ForFarmers, stated Deen, with this background, has the talents and expertise to positively affect the event of ForFarmers.

The corporate outlined how Roeland Tjebbes will briefly tackle the CEO function subsequent to his CFO obligations till July 1.

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ForFarmers stated it can disclose its technique overview shortly after the brand new CEO has joined.

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