November 26, 2021


ForFarmers CEO to step down after annual general meeting in 2022



ForFarmers announces that Yoram Knoop, chief executive officer and member of the executive board of ForFarmers NV,  will step down after an annual general meeting of shareholders on April 14, 2022, the date on which his current term ends.


This has been decided in mutual consultation between Knoop and ForFarmers' supervisory board.


"After having led this great company for eight years, it is a natural moment for a new phase for myself and the company. I am proud of ForFarmers and of what we have achieved with our mission "For the Future of Farming", especially for customers, as well as the constructive cooperation with colleagues. During the coming months, I will continue to work on the execution of our management agenda with all my energy and dedication", said Knoop.


Knoop joined ForFarmers in November 2013 and became CEO of ForFarmers in 2014.


Jan van Nieuwenhuizen, chairman of the supervisory board, said: "Although Yoram is still in position as CEO until April 14, a word of thanks is currently very much in order given his enormous dedication to ForFarmers and its stakeholders.


"Since he was first appointed, Yoram has further developed the company from an ambitious cooperative to the leading feed company in Europe. Under his leadership, ForFarmers made the step into the growth market of Poland and more balance was brought to the portfolio by enhancing the position in the poultry sector. In addition, Yoram embedded sustainability in ForFarmers' strategy."


In light of the changes and challenges in the agricultural sector, ForFarmers will evaluate its strategy, Build to Grow 2025. 


- ForFarmers