Member Executive Board and Executive Team
Chris Deen (1967, Dutch nationality) joined ForFarmers on 1 July 2022 as member of the Executive Board of ForFarmers N.V. He fulfils the function of CEO. As chairman of the Executive Board, he is ultimately responsible for all strategic and operational affairs. By virtue of his position, he is a member of the Steering Group of the European Feed Manufacturers' Federation (FEFAC).
His current contract is for a period up until the AGM of 2026, when he will be eligible for reappointment for another four-year term.
Chris Deen has a degree in business economics and information management from Amsterdam University. He also attained a postgraduate degree as chartered accountant. He started his career in 1991 as accountant at EY. He moved to Sara Lee/Douwe Egberts in 1996, where he held various positions until 2010. These included CFO of Douwe Egberts Coffee Systems in the Netherlands and General Manager of Sara Lee International Foodservice Iberia (Barcelona, Spain). Subsequently, Chris Deen joined Bakkersland, at the time the largest bakery producer in the Netherlands, where he was CFO and CEO between 2012 and 2016. Prior to joining Aviko, he was COO and Integration Director at Euroma (products based on herbs and spices).