FrieslandCampina has appointed Frans Keurentjes as the new chairman of the European dairy group with effect from 20 December 2016.
Mr Keurentjes will succeed Piet Boer, the current Chairman of the Board of the cooperative and the Supervisory Board, who will stand down when his present term ends, in accordance with the articles of association.
Mr Keurentjes will also take up the post of Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. on the same date. Mr Keurentjes has been a member of the Board and the Supervisory Board of FrieslandCampina (and its legal precursors) since December 2006, and owns a dairy farm in Hornhuizen.
Erwin Wunnekink has been appointed Vice-Chairman of the Board and Supervisory Board of FrieslandCampina, also with effect from 20 December 2016. Mr Wunnekink, who runs a dairy farm in Haarlo (Gelderland), has been a member of the Board and the Supervisory Board of FrieslandCampina since December 2009.
He will succeed Jan Keijsers, who has been Vice-Chairman of the Board and Supervisory Board of FrieslandCampina since 16 December 2014. Mr Keijsers will remain a member of the Board of the cooperative until December 2017, when he will stand down in accordance with the articles of association.
The aforementioned appointments were announced at the Members’ Council of Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A. on 14 June 2016.