Kees Storm, supervisory board chairman of Dutch grocer Laurus, will stand down as member and chairman of the board in May this year.

Storm has served as a member of the board for more than 12 years, the last four as chairman.

The supervisory board has nominated J. van Dijk successor of Storm. Van Dijk is former executive board member of Dutch-based Sara Lee/DE, which manages US consumer goods manufacturer Sara Lee’s worldwide Coffee and Tea, Household and Body Care and Direct Selling operations.

Van Dijk has been member of the supervisory board of Laurus since 2003, reported EuroBench.