FrieslandCampina Unveils De Bakker As CFO
Dairy giant FrieslandCampina has announced that Jaska de Bakker has been appointed its new Chief Financial Officer, as of 1 January 2018.
De Bakker will succeed Hein Schumacher, who was previously revealed as the company's new Chief Executive Officer, again commencing 1 January. When they assume their new roles, De Bakker and Schumacher will effectively make up the executive board of the company.
Experienced Track Record
De Bakker has worked at the company since the beginning of 2017 as finance director of the group's consumer products business in Asia. located in Singapore. Previously, she was the CFO of the Dutch-based international engineering consultancy firm Royal HaskoningDHV.
She also held a number of business development and financial positions at LEAF/CSM and was a strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group, according to FrieslandCampina.
This new appointment comes just shortly after the company announced the sale of fruit juice company Riedel to Dutch investment company Standard Investment.
“Effective January 2018, the executive board of FrieslandCampina will consist of the chief executive officer Hein Schumacher and the chief financial officer Jaska de Bakker. Additionally, an executive leadership team will be set up comprising the executive board, the presidents of the four business groups (Consumer Dairy, Specialised Nutrition, Ingredients and Basic Dairy), FrieslandCampina China and a number of corporate functions,” the company said in a statement.
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