Jul 13, 2021

Barentz appoints new CFO

Hoofddorp, 13 July 2021. Barentz International B.V. announces that Derk-Jan Terhorst has been appointed as the company’s Chief Financial Officer and as a member of the Board starting from September 1st, 2021. 

Derk-Jan Terhorst has significant experience in international financial management and worked for Ahold Delhaize for over 15 years including as CFO in Central Europe and as CFO for Stop & Shop in MA, USA. Most recently Derk-Jan was Chief Financial Officer at Tony’s Chocolonely.

Following Derk-Jan Terhorst’s appointment, Jos van der Linden will step down as CFO and Board member after 24 years.

Hidde van der Wal, CEO of Barentz commented: ‘We are very pleased to welcome Derk-Jan as our new Chief Financial Officer. Following the acquisition and successful integration of Barentz North America (former Maroon Group) we are ready for the next phase of growth and expansion. We truly believe that Derk-Jan will bring the skillset and experience that is needed for such a challenge. Jos has done a tremendous job in helping us to get to where we are. I am very proud of his longstanding contribution to Barentz’ success. Jos will now take in an advisory role to ensure a smooth transition.’

About Barentz
Barentz is a leading global life science ingredients distributor. The company sources branded specialty ingredients from leading manufacturers worldwide. Their ingredient experts provide value-added technical support which includes pre-mixing, blending, ingredient formulation and ingredient testing from its state-of-the-art, customized formulation centers and application laboratories in EMEA, Americas and Asia-Pacific.

Established in 1953, Barentz has operations in more than 60 countries with a strong presence in Europe and North America, and a rapidly growing network in Latin America and Asia-Pacific. With a turnover of €1.85 billion, the company employs around 1,750 people worldwide and serves over 21,000 customers. For more information, visit: www.barentz.com

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