Utrecht, September 4 2007
Change Executive Board Wessanen
Royal Wessanen nv announces that on December 31, 2007, upon the expiration of
his statutory four-year contract, Niels R. Onkenhout, currently Member of the
Executive Board and President of the European operations, shall leave the
company to pursue other interests.
Ad Veenhof, President and CEO of Wessanen, will take up the responsibility for
the European operations with a key focus on the Branded and Distribution
activities in the Health food segment. Mr. Fred Alkemade, Executive Vice
President Strategy and Business Development, will take responsibility for the
other European activities in frozen and Premium Taste.
Ad Veenhof: “On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Niels for his
contribution to the turnaround of the Wessanen organization in the past four
years, and specifically for guiding our European business through a period of
fundamental change. We wish him every success for the future.”
With the departure of Niels Onkenhout, Wessanen’s Executive Board will continue
with three members: Ad H. Veenhof, CEO of Royal Wessanen and President of the
European operations, Han Wagter, CFO and K. Richard Lane, Executive Board
Member and President of the North American operations.
Royal Wessanen nv
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