Feed manufacturer ForFarmers has appointed Adrie van der Ven to its main management board as chief operating officer (COO) from February 1st 2016.
He succeeds Ronald van de Ven, COO of ForFarmers Belgium and Germany, a member of the co-operative’s management board since 2012, who played a crucial role in the integration of the Hendrix feed business following its acquisition in that year. “It is a joint decision that Ronald van de Ven will start looking for a new challenge outside of ForFarmers – we would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his long and valuable contribution to the company”, says a company statement.
Adrie van der Ven’s new role will see him oversee ForFarmers’ activities in Belgium and Germany, as well as the strategy for international expansion beyond its current core regions. He was previously chief executive of the animal nutrition business unit at Louis Dreyfus Commodities in Singapore, but has also worked at Hendrix and Nutreco.