Published on March 28, 2023
Richard Maatman will succeed Antoon van den Berg in the position as CEO per April 1st
BOXMEER, The Netherlands – March 28, 2023 – In 2022 Hendrix Genetics announced the appointment of Richard Maatman as Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hendrix Genetics and mentioned that Richard would succeed Antoon van den Berg as CEO in the course of 2023.
After a successful introduction and transition period, Antoon van den Berg has decided to step down from his position as CEO and chairman of the Executive Committee of Hendrix Genetics. As of April 1, 2023, he will hand over his responsibilities to Richard Maatman. Antoon will remain an actively involved shareholder in our company.
With this change, the Executive Committee will consist of four members:
- Chief Executive Officer and chairman: Richard Maatman
- Chief Business Development Officer: Raf Beeren
- Chief Financial Officer: Roger van Biljouw
- Chief Innovation & Technology Officer: Johan van Arendonk
Antoon van den Berg and Thijs Hendrix have founded Hendrix Genetics in 2005, a leading multi-species animal genetics and technology company that provides the animal protein value chain with innovative and sustainable genetic solutions to support the global food challenge.
In March 2022 we announced a joint venture with Paine Schwartz and its affiliated co-investors that own 50% in the Company. Hendrix Genetics’ Co-Founders, Thijs Hendrix and Antoon van den Berg, also maintain a 50% ownership position in the Company and work in partnership with Paine Schwartz.
About Richard Maatman:
Richard has extensive international management experience in agribusiness, animal breeding and animal nutrition. After graduating from Wageningen Agriculture University in 1993, where he obtained a Master’s degree in Animal Science with specialization in Animal Breeding, he joined Nutreco/Euribrid as Geneticist of Hisex Layers. From 1998 till 2000 he worked as a Geneticist for Hendrix Poultry Breeders, the predecessor of Hendrix Genetics. From 2003 till 2007 Richard was General Manager of the broiler breeding activities Hybro which was combined in 2008 with Cobb-Vantress. From 2007 till the end of 2022, he held various senior management positions within Nutreco. In his most recent role as Managing Director he was leading the Trouw Nutrition activities for Europe, Central-Asia and Middle East. Richard joined Hendrix Genetics per first of January 2023 as deputy CEO.