As of 1 December 2015, Mr. Allard Goldschmeding (50) will join Amsterdam Commodities N.V., the Euronext Amsterdam listed trading house in spices and nuts, food ingredients, tea and edible seeds, as CFO. Goldschmeding comes from Vion Food Group and succeeds former CFO Mr. Jan ten Kate, who left in August 2015. Previously Allard held CFO positions at H.J. Heinz, Sara Lee Corporation and he worked as principal consultant at Archstone Consulting.
Acomo CEO Erik Rietkerk says: “We have taken our time to find a good CFO that could succeed Jan ten Kate. Our new CFO should have experience in – and affinity with – the food business, fit in the financial role of our holding and have the knowledge and personality to motivate and facilitate our subsidiairies. Allard matches that job profile perfectly. I’m looking forward to work with him.”
Allard Goldschmeding is delighted to take this next step in his career: “Acomo’s subsidiairies all have a beautiful history and track record and are well prepared for future developments in the food sector and the supply chains wherein they operate. The additional value that they offer their suppliers and customers is a sum of trading roles, among which trade financing. The associated opportunities and risks make the holding’s financial function a role of great importance.”
During the General Shareholder’s Meeting on 26 April 2016, Allard Goldschmeding will also be nominated as statutory director.