Royal Cosun is a modern, forward looking cooperative, born and bred in the Netherlands but active across the globe. Cosun works with thousands of growers, both members of the cooperative and suppliers. Cosun produces not only plant-based ingredients and foodstuffs for people and animals, but also green, biobased applications and energy. Cosun has a turnover of approximately 2 bn and consists of 5 Business Units, formed by the companies Aviko, Cosun Beet Company, Sensus, SVZ and Duynie, each having their own business, markets and sales funnels. About 4.000 people work daily on the success for Royal Cosun. The mission for 2030 is to become a leading, market-driven, plant-based company that offers added-value solutions for health and green alternatives: the company will be 100% plant-based, 100% circular and 100% transparent. The plant protein business is an essential part of Cosun’s strategy for the future and a start-up business group has therefore been initiated.
The choice has been made for Thijs Bosch. Thijs is a high profile professional with MD experience, as well as experience in supply chain and business development. Thijs started at Fonterra in 2010 as Performance Insights Manager. He then quickly progressed within Fonterra to the role of Sales Director Europe and as of 2021 he is the Managing Director Europe & Russia. Thijs is very enthusiastic about this plant-based initiative and sustainability is also very high on his agenda. We think that Thijs and Cosun are a very good match.
We wish Thijs and Royal Cosun good luck in their journey!