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Rob Versloot becomes new CEO at Hero

Published: Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Hero board of directors has appointed Rob Versloot (45) as the new Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.

Rob Versloot, Dutch citizen, has been employed with Hero since 2008 in various European leadership positions und since 2011 as member of the Group’s executive board. Previously, he worked for the French food group Danone and the Dutch infant nutrition specialist company Royal Numico in senior management roles in Eastern Europe, Asia, South America and Netherlands.
His long standing international experience and his profound expertise in the commercialization of baby food provide an excellent base in order to drive and implement Hero’s short-, mid- and long-term strategy. Today, Hero generates already more than 42% of its revenues in infant nutrition and has a leading international position in jams.

Peter Amon has decided to leave Hero due to different views regarding the Group’s orientation. The Hero board thanks for his endeavours and wishes him all the best for the future.

Hero’s executive board remains unchanged with René Bänziger (Deputy CEO), Stephan Schopp (CFO), Markus Lenke (Executive Vice President Northern Europe), Jim Schneider (Executive Vice President North America) and Hans Huistra (Executive Vice President CEEMEA).

For further information:
Dr. Kiyan Nouchirvani, Senior Vice President Corporate Services
Tel: +41 62 885 52 04
Fax: +41 62 885 54 30