The Chairmen’s Meeting of FrieslandCampina has nominated Sybren Attema as a member of the Cooperative Board. Attema is an experienced board member with a great deal of knowledge of the sector, FrieslandCampina and the cooperative, and he was heavily involved in the complex merger process between Friesland Foods and Campina. The Members’ Council will vote on the proposed appointment during an additional meeting to be held on 12 November. If Attema is appointed as a member of Cooperative Board, the Cooperative Board intends to appoint him as chairman for a term of four years. Sandra Addink-Berendsen will remain vice chair.
Attema held board positions at FrieslandCampina’s legal predecessors until 2010. As chairman of Friesland Foods, he was closely involved in such projects as the merger of Friesland Foods with Campina and subsequently held the role of vice chairman for two years. Attema stepped down from his board duties in 2010 to join FrieslandCampina as Regional Manager Dairy Development Programme Southeast Asia, a role he fulfilled until 2019.