On Sunday 30 November 2014 Jan Uijttewaal, vice-chairman of the Board of the Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A. and vice-chairman of the Supervisory Board of Royal FrieslandCampina N.V., passed away after a period of serious illness. He was 52.
Since 2003, Jan Uijttewaal has been active within the cooperative in various executive positions. During the merger, he played an important role in drawing up the new cooperative statutes and regulations, which he devoted time and effort to updating even this year. In December 2011, he became vice-chairman of both the cooperative board and the supervisory board of the company. He was also a member of the Supervisory Board/Cooperative Council of CRV and owned a dairy farm in Horssen.