The Supervisory Board of Royal FloraHolland and CEO Steven van Schilfgaarde have agreed on a second term of four years. During his first term of four years, Van Schilfgaarde was CFO for one and a half years, after which he was appointed CEO.
Jack Goossens, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, explains: "Steven joined RFH four years ago. During that time, he developed himself as the figurehead of our cooperative and leader in the sector. The way in which Steven, as CEO, has brought focus to the strategy and strengthened the cooperative is particularly impressive. Quiet, trustworthy and with vision, Steven has brought us where we are today. In these turbulent times, these are the qualities that are of value at the top of the organisation. The Supervisory Board sees Steven van Schilfgaarde as the man who is able to finish the job. I am pleased that Steven said a resounding yes to our question as to whether he is prepared to do this. We are looking forward to a new period of cooperation and wish Steven good luck".
Steven van Schilfgaarde is pleased with the confidence placed in him: "The contract extension takes place in the middle of the biggest crisis the floriculture sector has ever experienced. I may lead a wonderful company in a great sector. It is precisely in this crisis that the floriculture sector is showing resilience. We are doing everything we can to get out of this as best we can. At the same time, we are fully committed to digitisation and national auctioning as conditions for continued success. I look forward to working with the Supervisory Board, the Council of Members and, of course, all the colleagues at Royal FloraHolland. I am also happy to continue working with customers and other business partners. Because only together can we be successful."