Congratulations are in order for one distinguished industry leader who recently joined a new Board of Directors. Appointed by the council of Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A., Frans Van den Hurk has been brought on to help advise company operations.
Van den Hurk is appointed for a period of four years, with the option of reappointment on the table as well, according to a press release. The appointment is effective as of December 15, 2020. At the same time, Van den Hurk has been appointed to the supervisory Board of Royal FrieslandCampina N.V.
He owns a dairy farm in Lieshout, the Netherlands, and sat on the district councils of FrieslandCampina’s legal precursors between 1997 and 2005.
In addition, he held various senior management posts at Rabobank for nearly fourteen years. Van den Hurk will be succeeding Gjalt Mulder, who has indicated that he is unavailable for a second term.
“Frans has a great deal of experience as a senior administrator of a cooperative and is an experienced entrepreneur,” said Frans Keurentjes, Chairman of Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A. “He has a reputation for being a real team player, who is passionate about the cooperative cause and is committed to the interests of its members. As such, I am delighted to welcome Frans to the Board of the cooperative and to the supervisory board of Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. On behalf of the Board, I wish him every success in these roles.”
Best of luck to Frans Van den Hurk as he navigates this new role!