Yoram Knoop to step down as ForFarmers CEO

Will remain until the end of the annual shareholders meeting in April 2022

Yoram Knoop, ForFarmers N.V. CEO and executive board member, will step down in April 2022, the company said.

“After having led this great company for eight years, it is a natural moment for a new phase for myself and the company,” Knoop said in a statement. “I am proud of ForFarmers and of what we have achieved with our mission For the Future of Farming especially for customers, as well as of the constructive cooperation with colleagues. During the coming months, I will continue to work on the execution of our management agenda with all my energy and dedication.”

Knoop joined ForFarmers in November 2013 and became CEO of ForFarmers on January 1, 2014. He will remain as CEO until the end of the annual meeting of shareholders in 2022.

Jan van Nieuwenhuizen, chairman of the supervisory board of ForFarmers, said: “Although Yoram is still in position as CEO until 14 April coming, a word of thanks is currently very much in order given his enormous dedication to ForFarmers and its stakeholders. Since he was first appointed, Yoram has further developed the company from an ambitious cooperative to the leading feed company in Europe. Under his leadership, ForFarmers made the step into the growth market Poland and more balance was brought to the portfolio by enhancing the position in the poultry sector. In addition, Yoram embedded sustainability in ForFarmers’ strategy.”

The process of finding a new CEO has started.