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   CEO To Change At Royal FloraHolland
by Royal FloraHolland
Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017 at 4:02PM EDT

Lucas Vos has decided to resign from his position as CEO of Royal FloraHolland. The Supervisory Board of Royal FloraHolland intends to appoint Steven van Schilfgaarde as chief executive officer of Royal FloraHolland from 1 January 2018.

Lucas Vos clarified, "I have really enjoyed the past four years and look back proudly on what was accomplished. Proud because we have strengthened the horticultural sector together with the growers, customers and staff. I became energised from walking through the auction halls with our enthusiastic staff, or through the greenhouses where you can feel the passion of the growers. We have undergone fantastic developments. And we've had to make some tough choices, but always the interest of the cooperative was kept in sight. We are well on our way in a good direction. But at the same time we have not yet arrived. So why take this decision now? The phase in which Royal FloraHolland finds itself now is a phase of operationalisation. That demands a different sort of leadership. So I decided to leave. That is a good step for Royal FloraHolland and for myself. But I shall miss the passionate people in this sector very much."

Jack Goossens, chair of the Supervisory Board, added, "Lucas Vos has bonded us and provided direction over the past four years at a time when we needed that. This has been extremely valuable for the cooperative. Lucas does not see himself as the right person to implement the strategy, and he is making room for a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). That is worthy of him, as a leader and as a man."

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