FrieslandCampina CEO, Hein Schumacher, is stepping down from that role on May 1, 2023. He has accepted a new position as CEO of Unilever plc.
A process is already underway to secure a new CEO for the Dutch dairy cooperative.
Sybren Attema, chairman of the supervisory board of FrieslandCampina, said: “Hein successfully guided FrieslandCampina through an important transformative period for the company. In often very challenging circumstances, he led the company fully focused on making a sustainable, future-proof FrieslandCampina. It is with regret that we see him leave, and we wish him all the best in his new position.”
Schumacher joined FrieslandCampina in 2014 and assumed the CEO role in 2018 after three years as CFO. He will continue to be active in his role until April 30, 2023.