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Vion Names New CEO

Vion Names New CEO
April 11
10:33 2018

Vion, the international meat group, has appointed Ronald Lotgerink as its new CEO with effect from 1 September. Ronald Lotgerink is currently the CEO of Zwanenberg Food Group, a leading European producer and exporter of meat products, canned meat, snacks, soups and sauces.

Ronald Lotgerink started his career at KPMG. In 1989 he joined Zwanenberg Food Group as CFO. In 2007 he was appointed CEO. Since 2014 he is also a member of the supervisory board of Vion.

Ronald Lotgerink.

“Vion and the agricultural and food industry are well known to Ronald. He is well versed in the challenges of international meat markets and has extensive experience with branded products, private labels and the meat processing industry. He is also a member of our supervisory board which gives him a head start for his new job. He has strong relations with suppliers, clients and producers and we regard him as a perfect fit for the job” says Sipko Schat, chairman of the supervisory board of Vion.

Ronald Lotgerink comments: “For me Vion represents a company of systemic importance in the meat industry. To be given the opportunity to become CEO gives me pride, especially with my background, coming from a family of butchers. Vion has the right strategy to create a sustainable future in this industry and I wish to continue and strengthen that.”

Ronald Lotgerink takes over from Francis Kint who will leave Vion effective 1 June as announced earlier. With the appointment of the new CEO, the management board of Vion will consist of Ronald Lotgerink and Joost Sliepenbeek as CFO. The CEO appointment will end his membership of the supervisory board.

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