FrieslandCampina today announced the appointment of Jan Derck van Karnebeek as its new Chief Executive Officer. Van Karnebeek will join FrieslandCampina as from 1 June 2023 and replace Hein Schumacher, who will join Unilever as CEO and leave FrieslandCampina per 1 May 2023.
Jan Derck van Karnebeek is currently CEO of GreenV, the international operating group of companies active in the horticultural sector, which is a portfolio company of HAL Investments. Van Karnebeek spent almost his entire career at Heineken N.V. in commercial, marketing and general management positions. His professional journey at Heineken included jobs in the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Austria and culminated in the position of Chief Commercial Officer and member of the Executive Team at the brewer’s international head office in Amsterdam from 2015 until 2021.