New top management structure FrieslandCampina

Date: 22.02.2021Source: FrieslandCampina


To accelerate its transformation and further increase the agility of the company, FrieslandCampina is implementing changes to its top management structure. The Executive Board, currently composed of the CEO and CFO, will be reinforced with the President Food & Beverage and the Chief People Officer. In the renewed Executive Leadership Team, all business units and strategic functions will come together, resulting in fewer management layers, better decision-making and accelerated implementation of the strategy.

Hein Schumacher, CEO FrieslandCampina: “By having the leaders of all business units and strategic functions at the table in the Executive Leadership Team, decisions can be taken quickly and in a cohesive manner. Allocating more responsibilities to our executive leaders results in a flat, flexible organisation, which means that real speed can be made with the transformation of FrieslandCampina. We live in a dynamic world in which we constantly have to respond to changing circumstances and must seize opportunities in the marketplace to be successful. I look forward to doing that together with the renewed Executive Leadership Team.”


Intended Executive Leadership Team

Executive Board

Hein Schumacher Chief Executive Officer
Hans Janssen Chief Financial Officer (as from 1 May 2021)
Geraldine Fraser Chief People Officer
Roel van Neerbos   President FrieslandCampina Food & Beverage

Other members of the Executive Leadership Team

Herman Ermens President FrieslandCampina Ingredients
Berndt Kodden  President FrieslandCampina Specialised Nutrition
Arnoud van den Berg President FrieslandCampina Trading
Roger Loo Vice-President FrieslandCampina Professional
Roman Scieszka Global Director Supply Chain
Margrethe Jonkman Global Director Research & Development
Simone Boitelle Global Director Corporate Affairs
Kemal Cetin  Chief Information Officer
Hein Brenninkmeijer Global Director Corporate Development

The Supervisory Board has approved the proposed changes to the top management structure and the relevant works council have been asked for advice. The new top management structure is expected to be introduced as of 1 March 2021.

Jaska de Bakker will step down as a member of the Executive Board as of March 1, 2021. As announced on 11 January 2021, De Bakker will continue to hold the position of CFO until 1 May 2021.

Roland Sossna / IDM

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