The Supervisory Board of Royal FloraHolland is appointing Mr David van Mechelen (1973) as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Management Board of Royal FloraHolland. David van Mechelen starts on 1 October 2018.
With the appointment of David van Mechelen, Royal FloraHolland is getting an experienced and expert CFO.
Van Mechelen worked for 19 years at KLM in various financial functions, including CFO of Transavia. His last two positions were Senior Vice President Group Controller and Business CFO of the KLM Passenger Company. With his appointment, the Management Board, consisting of the CEO and CFO, is complete.
Careful in our selection
Jack Goossens, chair of the Supervisory Board, said, "I am delighted that we can present David van Mechelen as our new CFO. In the past six months, a sturdy, widely supported basis has been laid with the more focussed strategy of Royal FloraHolland. Now we are interested in making it more concrete, implementing it and picking up speed.
David has plenty of financial experience and combines the relevant experience in the fields of internationalisation, digitalisation and logistics.
We were careful in our selection and are thus convinced that we have found the best person to fill the role of CFO and substantially strengthen the management team."
David van Mechelen replied, "I am looking forward to this great challenge as CFO. Royal FloraHolland is a fantastic company with a rich history in a sector that is extremely important for the Dutch economy. I am happy to contribute to the ambition to digitalise the service provision further and expand it internationally. I am looking forward to working together with members and customers, the Supervisory Board, my new colleagues and other stakeholders of Royal FloraHolland."
In the past half-year the function of CFO was filled on an interim basis by Mark van den Biggelaar. He will remain active until November 15 to ensure a smooth transition. The vacancy of the CFO position arose when Steven van Schilfgaarde was appointed as CEO, January 1st 2018.