Messrs B. (Ben) van der Veer (58) and W.M. (Erwin) Wunnekink (39) have been appointed as members of the Supervisory Board of Royal FrieslandCampina N.V.
Effective from 1 October 2009 Ben van der Veer will join the Supervisory Board of Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. From 1999 until the end of September 2008 he was chairman of the Management Board of KPMG N.V., where he was a partner since 1987. Within the Supervisory Board Van der Veer will succeed Jan Hommen as external member of the Supervisory Board. Hommen resigned from the Supervisory Board of Koninklijke FrieslandCampina N.V. in January 2009 in connection with his appointment as CEO of ING Groep N.V.
Erwin Wunnekink has been appointed as a member of the Board of Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A. with effect from 31 August 2009. He will take up his position on 16 December 2009. The Member Council of the cooperative took this decision in its meeting of 31 August. Wunnekink has a dairy farm in Haarlo and has been a member of the cooperative since 1996. As a district council member (Achterhoek) he has been a member of the Member Council of the cooperative since 2004. In addition, he works at Alfa-Accountants en Adviseurs Aalten, Zelhem and Zutphen as leader of the agricultural consultancy team and senior agricultural business adviser. Wunnekink succeeds Jentje de Boer who resigned from the Board of the cooperative and as a member of the Supervisory Board in May 2009. Wunnekink will be appointed as a member of the Supervisory Board of Koninklijke FrieslandCampina N.V. on 16 December 2009.
With these appointments, the Supervisory Board of Koninklijke FrieslandCampina now consists of thirteen members, including nine who are also members of the Board of Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A. and four who are external members of the Supervisory Board.