Utrecht, May 9th 2008
Royal Wessanen nv announces today that Han Wagter, Chief Financial Officer
(CFO) and member of the Executive Board, has decided to leave the company to
pursue other interests. Mr. Wagter will be succeeded by Frans Eelkman Rooda,
who assumes the responsibilities of his new position as of June 1, 2008.
Frans Eelkman Rooda (age 56) was previously employed as CFO at OPG Group, a
Dutch-based international retail and distribution company for pharmaceuticals
and medical supplies. In this position, he played a major role in OPG's gradual
transformation from a distribution-focused organisation with manufacturing
companies to a retail group, while retaining the group’s robust financial
position. Before joining OPG Group, Mr. Eelkman Rooda was, amongst others,
partner at McKinsey & Company.
Ad Veenhof, CEO comments: "We regret to see Han Wagter leaving our team and we
would like to thank him for the great contributions he made to the company. We
wish Han all the best in his future endeavors. All the same, we are happy to
have found a highly capable successor in Frans Eelkman Rooda. His professional
qualifications and broad experience will be of great value to Wessanen."
It will be proposed to appoint Mr. Eelkman Rooda as member of the Executive
Board at Wessanen's next Shareholders' Meeting.
Royal Wessanen nv
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