Goeminne has been a member of the board of directors since May 2011

Goeminne has been a member of the board of directors since May 2011

Belgian food group Ter Beke has appointed Dirk Goeminne as group CEO.

Goeminne, who had been serving as acting CEO, takes over from Marc Hofman who stepped down from the role in January. He has accepted a contract to manage the operations of the group for the next five years, the company said today (30 May).

Goeminne has been a member of the board of directors since May 2011 and has held a number of senior positions across a number of industries.

Between 1997 and 2003, he was CEO and chairman of Dutch retail chain Hema. Until 2007, he was chairman of Netherlands retail chain Vroom&Dreesman, and restaurant chain La Place.

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DIRK GOEMINNE IS THE NEW CEO OF TER BEKE

Waarschoot, 30 May 2013 - At the Shareholders’ meeting, it was announced that Dirk Goeminne will become the new CEO of the group as of June 1st, 2013. He takes over from Marc Hofman, who left the group in January 2013.

On January 7th, 2013, Marc Hofman announced that he stepped down with immediate effect as Managing Director and Chairman of the executive committee of Ter Beke.

At that time, Dirk Goeminne had already accepted to step in as CEO on an interim basis. Based on the experience of the last months, the Board of Directors asked Dirk Goeminne if he was prepared to stay on as CEO for a longer period of time. Dirk Goeminne accepted to manage the operations of the group for the next 5 years.

Dirk Goeminne is a member of the board of directors since May 2011 and was also a member of the audit committee. He is 58, married and a father of three. He studied Applied Economic Sciences and Commercial Engineer in Antwerp and started his career as auditor at Price Waterhouse.

As of 1979, he held the general manager position in several companies and industries. Between 1997 and 2003, he was CEO and Chairman of the Dutch retail chain Hema. Until 2007, he was Chairman of Vroom&Dreesman, the biggest retail chain in the Netherlands, and of La Place, the biggest restaurant chain in the Netherlands.

Until today, he holds director mandates in Van de Velde Group, Wereldhave Belgium NV and in the Netherlands at Stern Group and Beter Bed Holding. His proven entrepreneurship, combined with his financial experience, his experience in the retail business and his international experience, make him perfectly suitable for the position of CEO of Ter Beke. 

Original source: Ter Beke