Appointments Kapil Garg, Freek Rijna and Gregory Sklikas

27 September 2012

After the successful merger of Friesland Foods and Campina in 2009, the post-merger integration of both companies and the development of its corporate strategy route2020, FrieslandCampina is moving into the next stage. To better respond to developments in the consumer market, the activities of Consumer Products will be aligned worldwide with each other. Therefore the responsibilities within the executive board will be revised. The changes will take effect on January 1, 2013.

Kapil Garg (1964), currently Chief Operating Officer Consumer Products International, will be appointed to the new role of Chief Operating Officer Global Categories Management. In that capacity he remains a member of the Executive Board of FrieslandCampina. He will be responsible for all three consumer categories:

  1. Dairy based beverages;
  2. Infant & Toddler Nutrition;
  3. Branded Cheese.

In addition, Kapil Garg will also be responsible for shopper marketing and customer development. He will continue to work from the Singapore location.


Freek Rijna (1955), currently Chief Operating Officer Consumer Products Europe, will play a different role within the Executive Board and succeeds Kapil Garg. He will be appointed as Chief Operating Officer Consumer Products International and move to Singapore.


Gregory Sklikas (1964), currently Managing Director FrieslandCampina Hellas, is to be appointed as Executive Director Consumer Products Europe. He will report to Cees ‘t Hart, Chief Executive Officer and be located in Amersfoort (The Netherlands).