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
|Chief Executive Officer
|Chief Financial Officer (as from 1 May 2021)
|Chief People Officer
|Roel van Neerbos
|President FrieslandCampina Food & Beverage
Other members of the Executive Leadership Team
|President FrieslandCampina Ingredients
|President FrieslandCampina Specialised Nutrition
|Arnoud van den Berg
|President FrieslandCampina Trading
|Vice-President FrieslandCampina Professional
|Global Director Supply Chain
|Global Director Research & Development
|Global Director Corporate Affairs
|Chief Information Officer
|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.