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Royal Van Zanten appoints new Managing Director Van Zanten Breeding

3 Feb 2020

Royal Van Zanten announces that Maarten Goos has been appointed Managing Director of Van Zanten Breeding as of 1 February 2020. He succeeds the interim management team of Nimbus, which had taken on the role temporarily. Nimbus is the investor behind Royal Van Zanten.


Maarten Goos
Maarten Goos is not an unfamiliar face at Royal Van Zanten. He started his career at the former business unit Van Zanten Plants. He then worked in different management and director roles for a large international company in the food industry for more than ten years. In the recent past, he was Managing Director at an operating company in the Royal Agrifirm Group, where he had ultimate responsibility for operations and results.

Marc Renne, Managing Partner of investor Nimbus, is very pleased with the appointment: “Maarten is a highly motivated professional who, given his background, sector knowledge and experience, will be able to successfully give substance and shape to the stability and continuity of the business together with the management team of Van Zanten Breeding.”

Royal Van Zanten
Royal Van Zanten is an innovative company, operating successfully in the international ornamental horticulture sector.  Royal Van Zanten has been operating at the top of the international ornamental horticulture sector for more than 150 years as the result of continuously improving its genetics, generating synergies in breeding and propagation technologies, and working intensively with its partners in the supply chain to market its products. Van Zanten Breeding holds a strong position in cut flowers (Alstroemeria, Statice, Chrysanthemum and Bouvardia) and pot plants (Aster, Alstroemeria, Celosia, Chrysanthemum and Multiflora). This position will be further expanded in the future.

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