The Members’ Council of Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A. approved the appointment of Sybren Attema as a Member of the Cooperative’s Board at an extra meeting on 12 November 2021 for a term of four years. The Board also appointed Attema Chairman with effect from 12 November and a Member and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. per the same date.
Said Attema, Chairman FrieslandCampina on his appointment: “I am pleased with the confidence of the Members’ Council. I am highly motivated to work with the Members’ Council, the member farmers, the Cooperative Board, the Supervisory Board and the Executive Board to strengthen FrieslandCampina.”
Until 2010, Attema held board positions at various legal predecessors of FrieslandCampina for eighteen years. As Chairman of Friesland Foods, he was closely involved in the merger of Friesland Foods with Campina, and subsequently he held the role of Vice-Chairman of Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A. for two years. He stepped down from his board duties in 2010 to join FrieslandCampina as Regional Manager of its Dairy Development Programme in Southeast Asia, a role he fulfilled until 2019.
The Articles of Association stipulate that a seat on the Board requires active membership of the cooperative. Attema is a former member, which is why the Articles of Association were amended as part of the appointment procedure. This amendment is temporary and will expire after Attema’s term on the board. For more visit FrieslandCampina.com