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Topigs Norsvin appoints new CEO

Kal starts in his new position on March 16, and will succeed Martin Bijl, who left Topigs Norsvin in 2019.

Topigs Norsvin is pleased to announce the appointment of Villaume Kal as its new CEO. He will make up the board of directors of Topigs Norsvin alongside the current directors, Cor van Hertrooij (CFO) and Hans Olijslagers (CTO).

Kal starts in his new position on March 16, and will succeed Martin Bijl, who left Topigs Norsvin in 2019. Previously Kal was CEO of NIZO, one of the world's leading companies in contract research for better food and health. Earlier in his career, he was CEO of Rousselot, part of Darling Ingredients. Before that, he held various management and executive positions at Royal DSM.

"We are very pleased with the appointment of Villaume Kal. He brings over 25 years of international experience in commercial and operational excellence, next to strategy and business development," says Mark Tijssen, chairman of the supervisory board. "His knowledge of the Chinese and North American market is of great value and will help Topigs Norsvin to further develop these key regions."

"I look forward and feel privileged to contribute to the success of Topigs Norsvin," Kal says. "It is an honor to become CEO of this innovative world leader in swine genetics. Successfully utilizing the market potential of the company and its innovative powers makes this position very attractive."

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