Wessanen proposes Patrick Mispolet for appointment and Rudy Kluiber and Ivonne Rietjens for re-appointment to its Supervisory Board
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Wessanen will propose to appoint Mr Patrick Mispolet as a new member of its Supervisory Board at its next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, to be held on 14 April 2016.
Patrick Mispolet (57) has the French nationality. His whole career has been with consumer goods both in France and abroad. From 2006 to 2010, he was the CEO of Orangina Schweppes for France and Belgium, Patrick Mispolet is now a private investor in consumer-focussed businesses.
Mr Rudy Kluiber and Mrs Ivonne Rietjens will be nominated for re-appointment. To avoid simultaneous retirement, Patrick Mispolet will be nominated for a four-year term, Rudy Kluiber for a three-year term and Ivonne Rietjens for a two-year term. Rudy Kluiber will succeed Marjet van Zuijlen, who will leave the Supervisory Board (as of 14 April 2016), as member and chairman of the Selection, Appointment and Remuneration Committee with immediate effect.
Frank van Oers (chairman of the Supervisory Board) commented: "I am very pleased with the nomination of Patrick Mispolet. Patrick's appointment will strengthen the FMCG and managerial experience within Wessanen's Supervisory Board. Patrick has successfully led several companies growth or turnaround challenges and will bring a wealth of experience on strategy focus, integration of acquisitions and the French consumer market to our board. At the same time I would like to express my gratitude to Marjet van Zuijlen. During a time of change with a new CEO coming on board and the company effectively achieving the turnaround she has provided valuable expertise and support. On behalf of the Supervisory Board, I would like to thank Marjet and wish her all the best in all her future endeavours.