On 1 January 2023, Marleen de Rond-Schouten will take over Arjan de Rooij’s tasks as Managing Director Agro & Strategy. Mr De Rooij will leave Royal Avebe after more than 14 years.
Arjan de Rooij: “I work for Avebe with pleasure and dedication and with my team I have detailed the development of the cooperative and the raw-materials provisions for Avebe since 2008. For the remainder of my working life, I will focus on developing my family business and a few other things. The time is right.”
Ms De Rond-Schouten (1983) has been Strategy Director at Avebe since 1 May 2022. In that role, she works on the strategy development for 2023-2028 and strategic project portfolio management. Prior to her move to Avebe, she held a range of international commercial and strategic management posts with ForFarmers and FrieslandCampina. After completing her Master’s in Agrarian Economics at Wageningen University & Research and the University of Bonn (Germany), she obtained a doctorate in Agrarian System Modelling at Wageningen University & Research. Alongside her job, Marleen is an agricultural entrepreneur and runs a pig farm in Wijdenes together with her husband and her two sons. “I look forward to contributing to a future-proof sustainable potato chain together with our farmer members“, said Ms De Rond-Schouten.