JDE Peet’s, a leading pure-play coffee and tea company, announced that, following the decision of Gerhard Pleuhs to step down from JDE Peet’s’ board of directors at the closing of the 2022 annual general meeting (AGM) on May 11, 2022, the board proposes the appointment of Jeroen Katgert as non-executive member of the board.
The appointment of Katgert is subject to the approval by the general meeting, which will be tabled on the agenda of the first general meeting following the 2022 AGM. Until then, Katgert will temporarily fill in the vacancy on the board as a stand-in non-executive member of the board from May 11, 2022, until the approval.
In the announcement, the board expresses its gratitude and appreciation to Pleuhs for his valuable contribution to the company over the years that he has been actively involved in the continued growth and success of the company.
Katgert has been the senior vice president of finance at Mondelēz Europe since May 2018. He joined Mondelēz Europe in 2008 and held various leadership positions at Mondelēz, including vice president Commercial and FP&A, vice president Finance Coffee Europe and vice president Finance “Project One Europe.” Prior to joining Mondelēz, he spent 16 years at Unilever in a variety of roles, including vice president Finance Unilever, Supply Chain Europe and finance director M&A and treasury.