Appointment of André Brand completes the Barenbrug Board of Directors

The Royal Barenbrug Group, a world leader in grass technology, announces that André Brand has recently been appointed to its Board of Directors. André’s addition was prompted by family members Frank and Bas Barenbrug moving from the Board of Directors to the non-executive Supervisory Board. 

His routes


André Brand has strong roots in the agribusiness. During his career, he has been active in various international roles within the industry, ranging from operations and general management, to innovation and marketing. For the past six years, he has been working for Trouw Nutrition in the Netherlands, as Director in the global innovation department. Within Barenbrug, André will help to establish the strategic direction of Barenbrug, as well as being responsible innovations and new market developments.


Barenbrug announced earlier this year the addition of Martin Bijl to the Board. With the addition of André, the Barenbrug Board of Directors is now complete again.


John Thijssen, Chairman of the Board of Directors: “Both of our new Board members have strong and relevant experience in driving innovation and achieving high added value for customers. They are well equipped to contribute to the strategic direction of Barenbrug. I’m very excited to see how the company benefits from their different perspectives, experiences, and insights. Together, we will continue to move the company forward and ensure continued success of our organisation!”

André Brand


About Royal Barenbrug Group

Headquartered in the Netherlands, and with a 115-year history, Barenbrug is a fourth-generation, family-owned company dedicated to the research, development and production of grass seeds & legumes for agricultural and recreational markets. With over 800 employees, in more than 20 countries on six continents in all major climate regions, our mission is to increase animal productivity to help feed the world and enhance the enjoyment of green spaces. Together, our operating companies deliver annual net sales above €260 million. More information can be found at