The supervisory board of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft has appointed the Belgian Martine Snels (48) to the company’s executive board with effect from the beginning of October 2017. She will assume responsibility for the company’s regions and countries organization.
Following her appointment, GEA will be headed by an executive board consisting of five members. Employing about 17,000 people worldwide, GEA is one of the largest suppliers for the food processing industry and a wide range of other industries. In 2016, the company generated consolidated revenues of approximately 4.5 billion Euros.
Martine Snels is a graduate agricultural engineer and has successfully held a number of management positions in various multinational companies in the food and agri-sector. She has more than 20 years of global business experience while being based in Belgium, Singapore and the Netherlands. In 2012, she joined Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. where she currently serves as Chief Operating Officer (COO) Ingredients and member of the executive board.
“We are delighted to welcome Martine Snels on board as a future member of GEA’s executive board; she is a leader bringing with her many years of experience in the customer industries relevant to our business”, commented Dr. Helmut Perlet, Chairman of the supervisory board of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft.