Jan de Rijk Logistics today announced that Sebastiaan Scholte has decided to leave the company to pursue new opportunities outside of Jan de Rijk Logistics.

“We appreciate Sebastiaan’s contributions in helping to grow the company in a profitable way during his 9-year tenure”, said Jan and Jacqueline de Rijk, owners, and Willem Heeren, President of the supervisory board. “Sebastiaan has been an enthusiastic driving force in positioning the company and instrumental to the company’s success. I would like to thank him personally for his part in transforming Jan de Rijk Logistics. We all wish Sebastiaan the very best.

Sebastiaan will be available to assist with the transition through July 1st.”

“It has been a great place to work and the decision to leave was not an easy one, comments Mr. Sebastiaan Scholte. I do truly believe, however, that Jan de Rijk’s best days are still ahead and that the company will go from strength to strength with the strategy we have developed and the exceptional talent we have in place. Jan de Rijk Logistics has an excellent team, a strong business model and has seen continuous growth in sales and results over the last 9 years I have been part of this great company. I would like to thank all my colleagues, customers, partners and the Board for all their support and faith in me over the years. I am excited to pursue new opportunities and I remain fully committed to ensuring a smooth transition.”

Jan de Rijk Logistics has started its search for a new CEO and hopes to announce a replacement for Mr. Scholte in the coming months.

Jan de Rijk Logistics, located in the Netherlands, is a leading European transport and logistics service provider, operating with a large, modern and diverse fleet of 1,000 vehicles throughout Europe. The company also provides warehouse & intermodal services and retail distribution.

Jan de Rijk Logistics has 27 offices in 14 countries and around 1,400 employees in Europe.