Piet Hilarides and Bas van den Berg, both members of the Executive Board of Royal FrieslandCampina N.V., have decided in mutual agreement with the company to leave FrieslandCampina on 31 December 2017.
FrieslandCampina intends to simplify the organisation as of 1 January 2018 into four newly to be set up global business groups, being Consumer Dairy, Specialised Nutrition, Ingredients and Basic Dairy. The restructuring of the organisation will also involve a change in the management of the company as of 1 January 2018. The number of members of the Executive Board will be reduced to two persons, the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer. An Executive Leadership Team will be set up, consisting of the Executive Board supplemented with the Presidents of the business groups, of FrieslandCampina China and some corporate functions.
Piet Hilarides has worked with the company for 23 years. He was member of the Board of Management of Campina, among other positions. After the merger, he became a member of the FrieslandCampina Executive Board and Chief Operating Officer of the Cheese, Butter & Milkpowder business group. He has held the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Consumer Products Asia business group, established in Singapore, for the last three years.
Bas van den Berg
Bas van den Berg joined the company in 1994. He was Director of Campina Netherlands, among other positions. Following the merger, he was Managing Director of Daily Fresh Products, FrieslandCampina Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and FrieslandCampina Benelux. In 2015, he became a member of the Executive Board and Chief Operating Officer of the Cheese, Butter & Milkpowder business group.
Frans Keurentjes, Chairman of the Supervisory Board: ‘On behalf of the Supervisory Board, I thank Piet Hilarides and Bas van den Berg for their dedication, commitment and outstanding contribution to the development of FrieslandCampina. Piet played an important role in actualising the successful merger of FrieslandCampina. He was a member of the FrieslandCampina Executive Board from the start in 2009. Under his leadership, the activities falling under the Cheese, Butter & Milkpowder business group were successfully integrated and further expanded. He accomplished strong improvements of the results for the FrieslandCampina Asia business group.
Bas played an important role in profiling FrieslandCampina in the Benelux and in a number of Asian countries. As member of the Executive Board responsible for Cheese, Butter & Milkpowder he has been successful in valorising the increasing milk volume in the past years. I wish Piet and Bas all the best for the future.’