The Supervisory Board of the dairy business, Royal FrieslandCampina N.V., has appointed Roelof Joosten (53) as a member of the Executive Board of Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. with effect from 1 January 2012. Within the Executive Board he will be responsible as Chief Operating Officer for the business group Ingredients. Since January 2011, he has been responsible for this business group as Executive Director.
Roelof Joosten has been working at FrieslandCampina since November 2004. Until 1 January 2011, he was Managing Director of the operating company, FrieslandCampina Domo. Before joining FrieslandCampina, his previous employers included ICI and Unilever.
Cees ’t Hart, Chief Executive Officer of Royal FrieslandCampina: “Roelof Joosten has extensive experience and the skills to manage the further expansion of our operations in the field of nutritional and functional ingredients. He has succeeded in making FrieslandCampina Domo a producer of added value products. Achieving further growth and more added value with our ingredients operations is an important priority focus of our route2020 strategy.”
The FrieslandCampina Ingredients business group develops and produces nutritional and functional ingredients based on milk, whey, vegetable raw materials for industrial customers in the baby and infant nutrition sector, the food industry, the pharmaceutical industry and the young animal sector. The business group includes the operations of FrieslandCampina Domo, FrieslandCampina DMV, FrieslandCampina Kievit, FrieslandCampina Creamy Creation, FrieslandCampina Dairy Feed and DMV-Fonterra Excipients. In 2010, the business group reported revenue of EUR 2.1 billion (21%of FrieslandCampina’s total revenue of EUR 9.0 billion). FrieslandCampina Ingredients has 2,500 employees (13% of the total workforce of 19,500 employees).