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Ausnutria Netherlands appoints new CEO


Richard Hickson is the new CEO of infant formula manufacturer Ausnutria B.V. (Ausnutria Netherlands). Richard Hickson was appointed CEO on November 1 and will start his introduction at Ausnutria on November 13.

Richard Hickson is a New Zealand national and graduated from Massey University in New Zealand, with a degree in Dairy Technology. Over the past 10 years he worked for Yili Industrial in New Zealand as General Manager of Oceanian Dairy and subsequently as COO of Westland Milk Products. He has extensive experience in strategic leadership, lean manufacturing and process engineering management.

Richard Hickson: “I am excited and feel privileged to be joining Ausnutria as CEO. I am fully aware that the international infant formula market is now facing many challenges and am confident that as an organization we will standout and adapt to meet these challenges. I look forward to working with colleagues within Ausnutria to establish a clear strategy, direction and execution.”

In July 2023, former CEO Jeroen Kiers left Ausnutria B.V. Former CEO, Bart van der Meer, then temporarily took over his position as interim CEO.