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Frank van der Gelt appointed as new Chief Executive Officer of Dalsem

Zug, Switzerland, 18 December 2023

COFRA Holding (“COFRA”) announces the appointment of Frank van der Gelt as Chief Executive Officer of Dalsem, the developer of high-tech greenhouses worldwide, effective from 1 December 2023. Frank will report to David Levin, the Executive Chair of COFRA’s Sustainable Food Group.

Dalsem is a leading developer of complete, high-tech greenhouse projects worldwide and was acquired by COFRA Holding in January 2022. Founded in 1932, Dalsem is deeply rooted in the innovative Dutch horticulture industry and has delivered large-scale greenhouse projects in more than fifty countries. Frank assumes the CEO role after serving as Dalsem’s Commercial Director and he was previously a Senior Manager in COFRA’s strategy team. Melle Kruisdijk decided to step down as Dalsem CEO and will take on an advisory role in 2024, with regard to energy and power matters, for COFRA’s Sustainable Food Group.

David Levin, Executive Chair of COFRA’s Sustainable Food Group, commented: “Frank has made a big impact on Dalsem since being seconded from COFRA in July, so I am pleased to welcome him as CEO to further accelerate the transformation of Dalsem to make it fitter for sustainable growth. He remains focused on ensuring that Dalsem is best placed to build the next generation of greenhouses worldwide, building on its heritage of highquality greenhouse development and construction.

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