Dümmen Orange Welcomes New CFO
Dümmen Orange has announced that Arjan Kaaks is joining the breeder and propagator as chief financial officer, a role he already fulfilled ad interim since April 1, 2019.
Kaaks served as executive board member and CFO for several businesses since 2005 when he joined the listed Royal Grolsch brewing company, after 12 years with Unilever. Later, he also held CFO positions at O’Neill, Maxeda DIY, CEVA Logistics and AGR Merchants Group.
Living and working in various countries, he became familiar with different governance models and operating in an international context.
He holds a master’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Groningen and a post master’s degree from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
“We’re excited to welcome Arjan to Dümmen Orange as our new CFO,” said Dümmen Orange CEO, Biense Visser. “He brings extensive financial, operational and strategic experience.”
“In the past few months I got a very positive impression of the strategy and ambitions of Dümmen Orange,” said Kaaks. “Developing as a global leader in horticulture is a huge challenge but also a great opportunity. Our R&D developments and our investments in other business units give us the scale to become even more innovative in the coming years.”