Matthijsse will become a member of the group executive board. She succeeds Martin Herrenbrück who, as previously announced, left the company at the end of 2020.
José Matthijsse, a Dutch citizen, was most recently managing director in Europe for FrieslandCampina, one of the world's largest dairy cooperatives. Previously she worked for Heineken for 18 years. She has an MSc in Food Science Technology from Wageningen Agricultural University in the Netherlands.
Samuel Sigrist, CEO of SIG, said, "We are very pleased to welcome José to SIG. Her valuable experience with food and beverage companies will ensure that we continue to meet and anticipate the needs of European customers. Together we look forward to sustaining our track record of growth in Europe."