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ForFarmers nominates former head of Fonterra as subsequent CEO



Chris Deen, the present CEO of ForFarmers, stepped down for well being causes. Roeland Tjebbes (CFO) and Pieter Wolleswinkel (COO) have assumed the duties and duties of the chief government within the interim.

Spierings would grow to be a member of the chief board of ForFarmers for a interval of 1 12 months, to be appointed by the overall shareholders assembly. The corporate is about to convene a unprecedented normal assembly of shareholders for that function; it’s anticipated to happen in January, with Spierings taking on his function as CEO thereafter.

He involves the Dutch feed compounder with robust ag trade credentials.

Spierings started his profession at Friesland Meals in 1986, the place he led the merger with Campina as CEO a number of years later. From 2011 to 2019, he was CEO of Fonterra, the main participant in New Zealand’s dairy trade. Since then, he has been serving to firms rework and guarantee their enterprise actions meet sustainability targets, by his consultancy, The Function Manufacturing facility.

He additionally has an MBA from the College of Glasgow.

Jan van Nieuwenhuizen, chairman of the supervisory board of ForFarmers, acknowledged Spierings’ vital worldwide expertise within the dairy trade in addition to his nice drive, vitality, and experience in serving to to future-proof the agricultural sector, whereas being conscious of environmentally sustainability aims. “Spierings has the expertise, experience and persona to go up ForFarmers in its present part.”

Commenting on his nomination, Spierings, mentioned: “The agricultural sector is modern and progressive, and it performs an vital function within the meals chain. Not solely within the Netherlands and Europe however definitely additionally worldwide. It’s of nice significance to optimize this chain and make it much more sustainable.”

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