ForFarmers nominates Tjebbes as Executive Board member

The supervisory board of ForFarmers N.V. has nominated Roeland Tjebbes as a member of the Executive Board of ForFarmers, to be appointed by the annual

The supervisory board of ForFarmers N.V. has nominated Roeland Tjebbes as a member of the Executive Board of ForFarmers, to be appointed by the annual general shareholders meeting (‘AGM’) on April 24, 2020. Upon his appointment, Tjebbes will hold the position of Chief Financial Officer. The appointment is for a period of four years, ending at the end of the annual AGM of 2024.

The proposed appointment of Roeland Tjebbes comes after Arnout Traas, current CFO of ForFarmers, has decided not to be eligible for reappointment at the end of the AGM of 2020. Roeland Tjebbes will join ForFarmers on March 1, 2020 and become part of the Executive Committee. 

Since October 2015, Tjebbes has been CFO at Hoogwegt Group. In addition, he has been a member of the supervisory board of Royal Koopmans since May 2018.

Tjebbes has a degree in business economics from the University of Maastricht and also attained a postgraduate degree as chartered accountant from Tilburg University. He started his career as accountant at BDO Accountants. After a few years, he left accountancy and started a career in various companies in financial management positions. He attained broad experience in the food and feed sectors at companies including Perfetti Van Melle, Nutreco and Vion.

The nomination is a result of his vast knowledge of and experience in corporate finance, risk management and financial reporting processes, specifically his background at Nutreco and his experience with respect to managing the sourcing of raw materials. The Supervisory Board is of the opinion that he fits very well in both the Executive Board team and the Executive Committee team. The key elements of the contract of Mr. Tjebbes will be made available on ForFarmers’ corporate website prior to the notice calling the AGM of 2020.

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