Robert joined AFB International in October 2013, as Marketing and Sales Director in Europe. He started his career in France with an industrial bakery. Over the years Robert held various commercial management positions and developed his international career in the food industry, working for companies such as Nestlé and Heinz. His role in the introduction of Nestea® in Europe is a career highlight for Robert, who also worked as a consultant with companies such as Friesland Foods, Numico, Vion and McCormick. Robert believes that listening and understanding are the most important components of successful relationships with customers and colleagues. He has made these qualities the cornerstones of his 20+ years in the food and pet food industries.
In his spare time Robert enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons. Robert considers himself to be an outdoorsman with a love of sports. Robert was selected several times for the Dutch national Cricket team and competed in two World Cup tournaments. He also enjoys golf, cycling and riding his motorbike.
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