Dutch nutrition company Royal Numico has decided to redefine the responsibilities of its US management team due to the earlier announced divestments of Rexall Sundown and Unicity.

As a result of the changes Peter van Wel will step down as member of the executive board responsible for the company’s entire US operations.

Jan Bennink, CEO of Numico, said: “By implementing a new US management structure we focus both on execution of the divestments and on strengthening the retail capabilities within GNC. This in order to support our main objective to become a high growth, high margin company”.

The management of the individual US companies will report, for the time being, directly to the CEO Jan Bennink. A successor to van Wel will be announced on a later date.