John Valster

SpecialityValster Management & Beheer BV; john@valstermb.nl
Introduction
With 30 years of experience in various management positions and as a member of the executive board, both in retail and industry, nationally and internationally, I do have a broad and extensive knowledge base on all relevant aspects of the food chain from the producer to the consumer. Vast knowledge of the FMCG business and fresh.
 
Experience
Valster Management & Beheer BV, from 2013
Predominantly advisor for food related companies, both strategic and commercial. Several supervisory directorships.

C1000 BV, 2009 – 2012
VP Buying & Merchandising, member of the board. Focus area the professionalization of buying and merchandizing in the transition from a wholesaler towards consumer driven retailer.

De Weide Blik – Univeg (Today known as Greenyard) 2007 – 2008
COO/Business Unit Manager Convenience Univeg, member of the board. Supporting the transition becoming a more professional organization and leading the convenience business unit. Developing strategic partnerships with leading retailers, both nationally and internationally.

Ahold – Albert Heijn, 1989 – 2006
Started as a butcher in 1989, the last position was VP Merchandising Fresh at Albert Heijn in 2006. Many positions were held, buyer, supermarket manager, category manager, unitmanager.