Sebastiaan Scholte will leave Jan de Rijk Logistics after nine years with the company, departing on 1 July to pursue new opportunities.
Jan de Rijk Logistics says the search for a new CEO has already begun and hopes to announce a replacement for Scholte in the coming months.
Jan and Jacqueline de Rijk, company owners and Willem Heeren, president of the supervisory board thanked Scholte for his work, saying: “Sebastiaan has been an enthusiastic driving force in positioning the company and instrumental to the company’s success. I would like to thank him personally for his part in transforming Jan de Rijk Logistics. We all wish Sebastiaan the very best.”
Scholte says Jan de Rijk was a “great place to work” and the decision to leave was not an easy one.
He says: “I do truly believe, however, that Jan de Rijk’s best days are still ahead and that the company will go from strength to strength with the strategy we have developed and the exceptional talent we have in place. Jan de Rijk Logistics has an excellent team, a strong business model and has seen continuous growth in sales and results over the last 9 years I have been part of this great company.”
Scholte will also step down as chairman of TIACA at the same time, with vice chairman Steven Polmans taking over a few months earlier than planned.
Speaking about his planned departure from TIACA, Scholte says: “It was a great honour to have served as chairman of the TIACA board. The organisation is financially healthy again and is strategically on the right track. Moreover, we have a great team of Board members and management.”
Polmans adds: “Together we came up with a clear strategy and four-year action plan for the Association and I am proud to be able to take over a healthier and stronger TIACA.”