Richard Maatman will succeed Antoon van den Berg in the position as CEO  per April 1st

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.

Related articles

, by
Quality that Counts, the success of Hisex Brown

Gemilang Farms, nestled in the heart of Central Java, stands as a testament to dedication and innovation in the Indonesian layer industry. Led by Mr. Prasojo and his three brothers, this third-genera…

, by
PHD position available at HenTrack (Switzerland)

Pioneering Research in Laying Hen Individuality at the Division of Animal Welfare at the University of Bern.Are you passionate about advancing animal welfare and genetics? The University of Bern invi…

, by
Hendrix Genetics chicken breeds lead in the latest Gunma Random Sample Test

At Hendrix Genetics, our commitment to excellence drives every aspect of our breeding programs. We take pride in continuously advancing the field of poultry genetics, ensuring that our breeds not onl…