Changes supervisory board Vion

Date: 18-05-2020

Boxtel, 18 May 2020 – Vion announces today that Martine Snels has joined its supervisory board as of 19 March 2020. 

Martine Snels is supervisory board member of Electrolux Professional AB (Sweden) and Resilux NV (Belgium). During her career in the global food and agri industry, she served on the executive board of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft and FrieslandCampina and held various management positions at Nutreco and Kemin Industries Ltd.

Theo Koekkoek, chairman of the supervisory board, comments: “We are pleased to welcome Martine Snels as new member of the supervisory board of Vion. Her extensive international experience in the food and agri sector in particular in Germany is an added value to the supervisory board.”

Vion also announces today that Tom Heidman has decided to step down as member of the supervisory board as of 3 July 2020. Tom Heidman has been a member of the supervisory board as of 20 May 2014 and acted as interim CEO of Vion from 26 January 2015 until 1 September 2015.

Ronald Lotgerink, CEO of Vion, comments: “We regret Tom’s decision to step down. Tom Heidman played an important role in the development of Vion with his extensive commercial knowledge and extensive managerial experience. On behalf of everyone at Vion, I would like to thank him for his hard work and commitment to Vion”.

New composition of supervisory board Vion

As of 3 July 2020 the supervisory board comprises: Theo Koekkoek (chairman), Marieke Bax, Hans Huijbers, Rogier Jacobs, Ton van der Laan and Martine Snels.


Vion Holding N.V. (Vion) is an international food company with production locations in the Netherlands and Germany, and sales support offices in thirteen countries worldwide. In 2019, Vion realised € 5.1 billion in revenue with approximately 12,000 employees (FTEs). Vion’s sole shareholder, Stichting Administratiekantoor SBT, is a trust office that has issued depositary receipts for shares to NCB-Ontwikkeling, which acts as the investment fund of ZLTO. ZLTO is an association for entrepreneurs working in the agricultural sector.