René van Raan Member Board of Directors Royal Barenbrug Group

As of 1 July 2009 Mr. G.J. (René) van Raan RA has become a member of the Board of Directors of Barenbrug Holding BV. In this position Mr.  Van Raan will beresponsible for the financial policy and the worldwide management development program of the grass seed company Royal Barenbrug Group. He succeeds Mr. R.A. de Vries, who will retire as of 30 September 2009.

René van Raan (48) has worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers for ten years, before commencing his employment with Barenbrug Holland BV in 1991 as Controller of this subsidiar company. Since 1998 he is Controller of the Royal Barenbrug Group. In this period the company experienced a strong global growth.


The Royal Barenbrug Group is an international company with the core activities of plant breeding, grass seed production and global marketing of grass seed. With 500 employees and 23 subsidiaries in 13 countries on five continents, Barenbrug is one of the largest grass seed companies in the world, for more than 100 years already.

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For information you can contact Mr. Paul A. van den Berg, Head of Communications with Barenbrug Holding BV, tel. +31 24 348 81 00.