Lely appoints Supervisory Board members

Maassluis, 10 June 2020 – Following the announcement in September 2019 to set up a Supervisory Board, Lely is now pleased to introduce three out of four members.

June 10, 2020


Appointed Lely Supervisory Board

Alexander van der Lely Chairman

‘Alexander joined the family business right out of university and held a number of positions in the Lely Group. In his last role as CEO, the position he held for 15 years, Alexander focused on the general strategy, R&D, Innovation and business development. During that time Lely has made a transformation from building agricultural machinery to worldwide leadership in the field of robots and data for the dairy farm. At the end of 2019, Alexander decided to step down as CEO, set up a Supervisory Board for Lely and become the Chairman of this board.’

Dirk de Groot Member Supervisory Board

‘Dirk is currently Senior Vice President and Business Unit Leader of CGI the Netherlands. He has an impressive track record in IT and digital transformation and brings a lot of valuable experience in the field of change management. Dirk is also member of the Board of NL Digital, member of the Board of Digicampus and co-founded DiTTLab. Initiatives that bring people and organizations together to drive co-creation and innovation.’

John Quist Member Supervisory Board

‘John is CEO and chairman of the Board of Unica Groep BV, a network of companies with services that make buildings and environments comfortable, healthy, safe and sustainable. John has more than 30 years of experience in senior management and leadership positions in various organizations, including KPN and VolkerWessels Telecom. In his current role, he helped transform the Unica family-owned business into a high performance company with strong growth whilst holding on to the values of a family-owned business.’

The Supervisory Board will help ensure that Lely remains a healthy family-owned company. Given the valuable knowledge and experience of these highly professional members, they can fulfil their role as a supervisor and advisor to the Executive Board.

The Executive Board of Lely consists of:

  • André van Troost - Chief Executive Officer
  • Gijs Scholman - Chief Commercial Officer
  • Marijke Jansen - Chief Services Officer
  • Martijn Boelens - Chief Technology Officer
  • Ronald Eikelenboom - Chief Financial Officer

It is the wish to complete the Supervisory Board by recruiting a fourth member in due course.

For more information, please contact Esther Lelij, Corporate Communications Manager at Lely International NV: elelij@lely.com or +31 (0) 6 8253 6989.