Fred Westdijk to take over as Jan de Rijk CEO

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Fred Westdijk has been appointed CEO of Jan de Rijk Logistics, succeeding Sebastiaan Scholte who left the company on 1 July.

The 52-year-old, who will take up the role on 1 September, started his career in 1999 at KLM Cargo and subsequently worked at Exel Logistics, DHL Supply Chain and Jan de Rijk. He was director of contract logistics before taking up the role of CEO.

Jan and Jacqueline de Rijk say: “After a careful selection procedure, it turned out that the right candidate for the position of CEO was already working within Jan de Rijk Logistics. Fred understands the challenges of international logistics and has the experience and knowledge that is in line with our strategic objectives.”

Commenting on his new role, Westdijk says: “I am honoured that I have the opportunity to lead this wonderful company. Jan de Rijk Logistics has strong assets: motivated loyal people; an experienced management team; a very healthy financial position, a clear vision of the future and the right strategy to achieve it.”