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Stéfan Descheemaeker Chief Executive Officer

Joined: 2015

Stéfan Descheemaeker was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company on June 1, 2015. He was previously at Delhaize Group SA, the international food retailer, where he was Chief Financial Officer between 2008 and 2011 before becoming Chief Executive Officer of its European division until October 2013. Since leaving Delhaize Group SA, Mr. Descheemaeker held board positions with Telenet Group Holdings N.V. and Group Psychologies, served as an industry advisor to Bain Capital and is currently a professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Between 1996 and 2008, Mr. Descheemaeker was at Interbrew (now Anheuser-Busch InBev "ABInBev") where he was Head of Strategy & External Growth responsible for managing M&A and strategy, during the time of the merger of Interbrew and AmBev in 2004, and prior to that he held operational management roles as Zone President in the U.S., Central and Eastern Europe, and Western Europe. Mr. Descheemaeker started his career with Cobepa, at that time the Benelux investment company of BNP-Paribas. Mr. Descheemaeker served as a Director on the Board of ABInBev, a position he has held from 2008 to 2019. Since June 2019, SDS Invest S.A represented by. Mr. Descheemaeker has served as Chairman of the Board of Verlinvest.

Ruben Baldew Chief Financial Officer

Ruben Baldew

Joined: 2024

Ruben Baldew has served as Chief Financial Officer of Nomad Foods since June 2024. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Baldew was Chief Financial Officer of Accell Group from November 2018 until October 2023. During his tenure at Accell Group, he led multiple value creation initiatives prior to the successful sale of the business. Before Accell Group, he spent over 17 years at Unilever, starting his professional career within the Ice Cream and Frozen Food Europe division and going on to hold finance roles across supply chain, procurement, marketing and sales in various European and Asian markets.

Mr. Baldew studied tax law at Leiden University and has an Executive Master of Finance and Control from Maastricht University.

Antje Schubert Executive President Adriatics, DACH and Nordics

Joined: 2014

Antje was appointed Managing Director of our Western Europe (Austria, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany) business in July 2018. Her responsibilities were extended in October 2021 to include our newly acquired business in the Adriatics and further extended in January 2023 to include the Nordics. In July 2023 following changes to Nomad Foods market structures, Antje is now Executive President Adriatics (Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Slovenia), DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and Nordics (Sweden, Finland & Norway).
She joined the company as General Manager, iglo Netherlands in 2014 and was then promoted to become General Manager, iglo Germany in 2015. Antje has held a broad variety of positions in marketing, sales and general management at Danone, Reckitt Benckiser and Kraft Foods and has travelled and lived across Europe. She is a strong believer in ‘people making a difference’ and is a certified and practising coach (CPCC). She is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Ravensburger and the advisory board at Katjes.

Steven Libermann Executive President FBN, Southern Europe, UK & Ireland and Global Sales

Joined: 2015

Steven was appointed Managing Director of our Southern Europe region (Italy, France, Switzerland, Spain and Portugal) in July 2018 after managing Western Europe since September 2016 and added Global Sales to his portfolio in 2021. In January 2023, Steven’s role expanded further with responsibility for the UK & Ireland business and Global Sales. In July 2023 following changes to Nomad Foods market structures, Steven is now Executive President FBN (France, Belgium, Netherlands), Southern Europe (Italy, Spain, Portugal), UK & Ireland and Global Sales. Prior to this, he was CEO of Findus Southern Europe, managing our businesses in France and Spain since May 2015. Since joining the Findus Group in 2000, his roles included Marketing Director and Sales Director Findus France and Managing Director Findus Spain. Outside of the Findus Group, Steven enjoyed stints as Managing Director at Senoble and as a Senior Equity Fund Advisor. His early management career included international marketing positions at Nestlé and BIC.

Neil Fletcher General Counsel

Joined: 2018

Neil joined Nomad Foods as a Senior European Counsel in April 2018, before becoming Head of Legal and then General Counsel. He was appointed to the Executive Committee in January 2020. He has over 20 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer. Prior to Nomad Foods, Neil worked at Unilever for 11 years in roles such as UK & Ireland General Counsel, Global General Counsel for Food and Refreshment and General Counsel for the Spreads division during its sale to American global investment firm KKR. Before Unilever, Neil spent six years in the Commercial and Intellectual Property team at international law firm SJ Berwin, where he provided counsel to a number of FTSE 100 and FMCG clients.

Harriet Hounsell Chief People Officer

Joined: 2020

Harriet joined Nomad Foods as Chief People Officer in October 2020 following a number of years in the Retail and Hospitality sectors working with a variety of brands and business models. She has held various HR and Communication roles in John Lewis, Fenwick, McDonald’s and Marks and Spencer where she supported the leadership teams in achieving their growth and transformation plans. She also has extensive business experience, having held roles in General Management and Buying before focusing her career in HR and Organisation Development.

Steve Challouma Chief Marketing Officer

Joined: 2015

Steve was appointed Chief Marketing Officer and joined the Executive Committee in March 2023 after three years as General Manager for the UK & Ireland where he was responsible for the Birds Eye, Aunt Bessie’s and Goodfella’s brands. Steve brings a wealth of experience to the role, having successfully undertaken a number of senior UK and European commercial, marketing and category management roles during his career in frozen food which spans over 25 years.  He originally joined Birds Eye Wall’s as a Unilever graduate trainee before moving into his first Marketing role in 2002. Steve is a Fellow of The Marketing Society and The Marketing Academy.

Eduardo Bachiega Chief Supply Officer

Joined: 2021

Eduardo Bachiega joined Nomad Foods in July 2021 as Group Director of Planning & Supply Chain Go to Market and was appointed Chief Supply Officer in December 2022. He is responsible for the entire end-to-end supply chain organisation including strategy, manufacturing operations, planning, procurement, logistics and customer service. During his more than 20-year career, Eduardo has built a wealth of global supply chain experience, leading end-to-end operations turnaround and M&A integrations across Latin America, USA and EMEA, for a number of globally recognised organisations, including Unilever and Mead Johnson Nutrition. He joined Nomad Foods from Mattel, where he was Supply Chain Director, EMEA, covering operations in over twenty markets. Eduardo is passionate about entrepreneurship and has experience as a non-executive board member with several start-ups.

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