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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) 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 Anheuser-Busch InBev, a position he has held from 2008 to 2019. Since June 2019, Mr. Descheemaeker has served as Chairman of the Board of Verlinvest.

Samy Zekhout Chief Financial Officer

Joined: 2018

Samy Zekhout has served as Chief Financial Officer of Nomad since April 1, 2018. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Zekhout most recently served as CFO and Vice President of Global Grooming at Procter & Gamble since 2007. Mr. Zekhout has held various finance roles at Procter & Gamble throughout the course of his more than 30 year career at that company.

Wayne Hudson Managing Director UK, Ireland and Nordics

Joined: 2016

Wayne joined us as Managing Director of Birds Eye UK & Ireland in January 2016. Since joining Wayne has led the turnaround of the Birds Eye business and the subsequent acquisitions and integration of both Goodfella’s and Aunt Bessie’s. In January 2020 Wayne added the Nordics region to his role and is now Managing Director UK, Ireland and Nordics. Before joining Nomad Foods, Wayne has had a long and illustrious career in the FMCG world. He has 30 years of experience including 14 years at Kerry Foods, as well as stints at Spillers Petfoods and United Biscuits. Wayne’s most recent role was Managing Director of Young’s Seafood Limited Frozen Division.

Steven Libermann Managing Director, Southern Europe

Joined: 2015

Steven was appointed Managing Director of our Southern Europe region in July 2018 (Italy, France, Spain and Portugal) after managing Western Europe since September 2016. Prior to that, 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 Senior Equity Fund Advisor. His early management career included international marketing positions at Nestlé and BIC.

Albert Mathieu Chief Commercial Officer

Joined: 2016

Albert joined the company as Chief Commercial Officer in October 2016, bringing a wealth of experience in consumer goods. He came from Mondelez where he spent the last three years as President of Biscuits Europe. Before joining Mondelez in 2013, Albert built his career at Mars where he had a variety of roles in Petcare, Food and Chocolate in Europe and South America during the 19 years he was at the company. This included Marketing Director Chocolate France and South Europe, Marketing Director for the South America Region, General Manager of Argentina and Chile and Regional President of Mars Food Europe.

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. She currently chairs the Employment and Skills board for the Confederation of British Industry.

Jason Musk Chief Supply Officer

Joined: 2017

Jason joined Nomad Foods Europe in May 2017 and is responsible for the entire supply chain organisation including manufacturing operations, procurement, quality management and transformation programmes. His most recent position was at 2Sisters Food Group where he held the roles of Operations Director and Group Transformation & Capital Projects Director. Jason has had an international career in FMCG spanning over 25 years at companies including San Miguel, Molson Coors, Premier Foods & Bakkavor with leadership responsibilities covering complex multi-site manufacturing operations, management of major investment programmes and the strategic leadership of supply chain optimisation initiatives.

Antje Schubert Managing Director, Western Europe

Joined: 2014

Antje was appointed Managing Director of our Western Europe region in July 2018 with responsibility for Austria, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany. She joined the company as General Manager, iglo Netherlands in 2014 and was then promoted to become General Manager, iglo Germany in 2015. Throughout her extensive international career in FMCG, Antje has held a broad variety of marketing, sales and general management positions at companies including Danone Baby Nutrition, Reckitt Benckiser and Kraft Foods. She has lived in several countries including Netherlands, Austria, Spain, UK and Poland and speaks five different languages.

Neil Fletcher Head of Legal

Joined: 2018

Neil joined Nomad Foods as a Senior European Counsel in April 2018 and became Head of Legal and appointed to the Executive 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.

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