The Dutchman Hein Schumacher, Chief Executive Officer of Royal FrieslandCampina, has been announced as the new chair of the board of directors of the Global Dairy Platform GDP. GDP has a rotating chairmanship, with FrieslandCampina providing a chair for the next four years. GDP is a not-for-profit industry association representing the global dairy sector. GDP membership, which includes more than 95 leading corporations, companies, associations, scientific bodies and other partners, has operations in more than 150 countries and collectively produces approximately 1/3 of all the world’s milk. Schumacher will continue as CEO of RFC.