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Royal FrieslandCampina announces leadership change; CEO Roelof Joosten to step down next year

Netherlands-based Royal FrieslandCampina N.V., one of the world’s leading dairy firms and the parent company of FreislandCampina WAMCO, announced on Wednesday that its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Roelof Joosten will step down on 1 January 2018, and to be succeeded by Hein Schumacher, the company’s current Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Schumacher became a member of the Executive Board and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Royal FrieslandCampina in January 2015. Prior to this, he worked at Heinz in both financial and general management positions in the Netherlands, the United States, the UK and China.

FrieslandCampina WAMCO inspires its female employees, marks International Womens Day

FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC celebrated its female workforce to mark 2017 International Women’s Day.

The forum featured two leading women in Nigerian business who are inspiring young career ladies on their journey of discovering themselves and struggling to strike a work-life balance.

Buhari decries culture of agricultural waste in the country due to poor preservation, meets with Global CEO of FrieslandCampina

President Buhari shaking hands with Global CEO of FrieslandCampina, Roelof Joosten at State House, Abuja on Tuesday

President Muhammadu Buhari has lamented on the culture of waste in the country due to poor preservation of agricultural produce.

The President was speaking while meeting with the Global Chief Executive Officer of Royal FrieslandCampina of the Netherlands, Mr. Roelof Joosten, at State House, Abuja on Tuesday.

FrieslandCampina to invest N3bn in Dairy Development in Nigeria

FrieslandCampina announced that it would invest N3bn in its dairy development small holder farmer programme in Nigeria.

The investment was part of an agreement reached between the Federal Government of Nigeria and dairy giant, Royal FrieslandCampina of the Netherlands, during a recent two-day working visit by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, to the company.

FrieslandCampina WAMCO tops Best CSR Company in West Africa

FrieslandCampina WAMCO, the leading dairy maker in Nigeria known for its iconic brands such as Peak milk, Three Crowns milk, among others, has been named the company with the best CSR programmes in West Africa (2015) by Capital Finance International (CFI.co), a London-based global print journal and online resource reporting on business, economics and finance.

Nigeria loses $1.3bn yearly to dairy importation, says Agric Minister

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbe has said that Nigeria loses over $1.3bn annually on dairy importation.

The minister lamented that “this was unsustainable and unacceptable with the huge potential Nigeria has to, not only produce enough dairy for its consumption, but for export purposes.”

FrieslandCampina invests additional €180 million in its Nigerian subsidiary

Royal FrieslandCampina, the parent company of FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc has increased its equity stake in its Nigerian subsidiary, FrieslandCampina WAMCO from 54.58 per cent to 67.61 per cent, a 13.03 per cent additional shares worth approximately €180 million euros.

The CEO of Royal FrieslandCampina, Roelof Joosten said “The size of the market, the growth outlook and the commitment of the Nigerian people to bolstering the stability and economy of the country are two reasons why FrieslandCampina will continue to invest in its subsidiary, FrieslandCampina WAMCO.”