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Latest Career Moves in Animal Nutrition – February and March 2023

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Recent moves (in alphabetical order of company) include:

BASF’s Tobias Dratt, President for North America, will assume responsibility for the Global Business Services Division based in Ludwigshafen, Germany, effective May 1, 2023. Meanwhile, Marc Ehrhardt, Global Business Services President in Ludwigshafen, will assume responsibility for the North America Division, based in New Jersey.

Cargill promoted Philippa Purser to Head of Strategy and Global Process Leader in late February. Purser had previously served as Cargill's Agriculture Supply Chain Group Leader in EMEA. It also appointed Joanne Knight as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Tracey Forfa, J.D. was appointed director of the Center for Veterinary Medicine, part of the United States’ Food and Drug Administration, in mid-February.

Dr. Alexey Dronov became the new head of global sales for phytogenic feed additives company Dr. Eckel in late March.

Evonik’s CFO Maike Schuh became a member of the company’s Executive Board on April 1, 2023. In her new role, she is responsible for Group IT and the Americas in addition to Finance.

Gerald Gruber became Managing Director at Austrian compound feed producer Fixkraft as of 1 March, leading the company alongside Rupert Bauinger.

Theo Spierings has to resign from his position as CEO of ForFarmers due to health reasons and personal circumstances. The supervisory board has appointed co-director Pieter Wolleswinkel as CEO of ForFarmers, effective from 3 April 2023. In addition, the supervisory board has decided to nominate Rob Kiers as member of the executive board.

Animal genetics company Genus plc announced that Jorgen Kokke has been appointed by the Board as Chief Executive Officer Designate with effect from 2 May 2023. Jorgen will become Chief Executive Officer of Genus from 1 July 2023. Stephen Wilson will step down from his role as Chief Executive Officer, but will remain actively involved in the Company to support the smooth transition of responsibility, and will retire on 30 September 2023.

Antoon van den Berg, co-founder of Hendrix Genetics, stepped down from his position as CEO and chairman of the Executive Committee, handing over his responsibilities to Richard Maatman as of 1 April. The transition had been announced in 2022.

Jan Derck van Karnebeek will become the new CEO of Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. as of 1 June 2023.