Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina has announced that the co-op’s current chief executive, Roelof Joosten, will resign his position at the end of the year. The dairy co-op has appointed Hein Schumacher as the man to take charge of the group from the 1 January 2018.

Schumacher has served as chief financial officer with Friesland Campina since 2015 and has previously held senior management roles with Heinz in the US, Netherlands, UK and China.