Cosun will appoint Pieter Spanjers as interim CEO of SVZ with effect from January 6th 2020.
Pieter Spanjers (48) is an experienced general manager in the international food (ingredients) industry. He is a graduate of HAS University Den Bosch and TSM Business School. Pieter Spanjers started his career as a management consultant for a consultancy firm that is now part of Twijnstra&Gudde. Since then he has held several management positions within Cosun and Meneba. For 9 years he successfully led Unicorn Grain Specialties as CEO. Since last year he is active as a consultant and interim manager. Pieter has built up an excellent reputation throughout his career.
As CEO of SVZ he is the successor of Anouk ter Laak, who decided to step down, effective January 2nd.
The mission for Pieter is to lead SVZ to strengthen and grow its positions in high quality, natural and healthy food and vegetable ingredients.
The introduction of Pieter to SVZ and Cosun will commence immediately. We wish Pieter Spanjers and his team every success and thank Anouk ter Laak for her contribution to SVZ and Cosun in the past 7 years.