Ton Van Der Laan

Mr. van der Laan has been on Marel's Board of Directors since 2019.

Board director

Ton van der Laan is a Dutch national residing in the Netherlands. He has extensive experience from several executive roles in the food, feed and commodity industries. He is a non-executive board member of Vion Foods, Royal de Heus, Dümmen Orange and the Rainforest Alliance. Van der Laan is the former CEO of Nidera, a company globally active in financing and distribution of grains and oilseeds, EVP Animal Proteins and Animal Nutrition at Cargill in the USA, CEO of Provimi in the Netherlands, an acknolwedged leader in the animal nutrition industry.

Previously, Van der Laan held several executive roles at Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer food company, for over 22 years. There he was located in the Netherlands, UK, Czech Republic and Slovakia. He has also served as the Managing Director of Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care. Van der Laan possesses extensive experience in multi-national businesses, strategic planning, portfolio management, acquisitions and company restructuring, large and small scale integrations and top team development.

He has no interest links with Marel's main customers, competitors or major shareholders.


  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Twente University
  • New Board Program, Nyenrode Business University


  • 2019


  • Audit committee

Holdings in Marel

  • 0 (as of year-end 2019)

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