Young’s Seafood boss quits

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De Hollander has quit his role at the helm of Young's Seafood to take up a leadership position at an unnamed firm outside the sector
De Hollander has quit his role at the helm of Young's Seafood to take up a leadership position at an unnamed firm outside the sector
Young’s Seafood boss Leendert de Hollander has stood down from his role to take up a senior leadership position at an unnamed firm outside the seafood industry.

De Hollander had been ceo of Young’s Seafood since 2011, having joined the business in 2010.

He joined parent company Findus Group in 2009 as chief marketing manager. Before this he spent 15 years at Procter & Gamble.

Den Hollander said he had thoroughly enjoyed his time at Young’s.

In February 2011, the company brought together Young’s and The Seafood Company to create Young’s Seafood Limited,” ​he said. “Three years on, I am incredibly proud of the progress that we have achieved together.”

James Hill

Current ceo of Findus Group James Hill will take on the role of ceo at Young’s alongside his current position.

Young’s chilled businesses will continue to be led by deputy ceo Pete Ward and Wayne Hudson will remain in charge of the firm’s frozen business.

The business said its strategy to encourage people to eat fish at least twice a week as part of a healthy diet whilst driving growth by leveraging its UK portfolio across chilled, frozen, private label and branded products would go unaltered.

Hill said de Hollander had been instrumental in the development of the business.

I would like to thank Leendert for all of his contributions to the broader Findus Group and acknowledge that he is leaving the UK business with a legacy of stability and strong and positive results,”​ he added. “I wish him well in his future career.”

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