Thursday evening 13 May 2014 Cees ‘t Hart, CEO Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. accepted the prestigious “Koning Willem I” Award from Her Majesty Queen Máxima on behalf of FrieslandCampina. The winner was announced during a gala at the Dutch Central Bank in Amsterdam.
Cees ‘t Hart: “I am immensely proud to have accepted this prestigious award on behalf of the company, its board, our members and all our staff. The King Willem I Award reflects the public acknowledgement of the contribution that we, as a business, are making to the economy of the Netherlands. I would therefore like to thank everyone at FrieslandCampina from the bottom of my heart for this immense achievement.”
King Willem I Award
The King Willem I Award is the enterprise award of the Netherlands and is granted every two years (since 1958). The award recognises and rewards good business practices and enterprising spirit, decisiveness, sustainability, commitment and perseverance.