By Arjen van Beek - 10 Jun 2021
A recent change at ABF at board level has led to the appointment of a new CEO. We would like to introduce you to: Ben van Oosterhout.
A familiar face indeed. Ben has been working as Commercial Director at ABF for eight years. His appointment as CEO means that he succeeds Quirijn Fabrie. As a result, the family business, founded in 1992 by Aad Fabrie, is even better prepared for the future. In his new role, Ben will focus on the further development of the company and the improvement of existing processes.
Quirijn Fabrie, having spent more than twenty years ensuring the growth of ABF into an international trading company with over 90 employees, indicates that the time has come for change. Now that he has found the perfect successor, he can shift his attention to other aspects of the organisation. “From now on, I can focus on projects of my own choice and put more time and effort into them. Something I particularly enjoy doing.”
The new CEO is looking forward to his new role. “ABF is a dynamic company I enjoy working for,” Van Oosterhout explains. “I take great pleasure in building and motivating our team in the best possible way. Particularly, our daring entrepreneurship and out-of-the-box thinking makes me enjoy my work every day.”
The coming years will be a period of continuing our growth path, further automating and optimising logistics processes. ABF wants to remain the modern and unique company it is, where people feel appreciated and where mutual trust is important.
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