Corporate governance


Hendrix Genetics was founded in 2005 and has evolved through organic growth, acquisition and the integration of leading genetics companies. Our aim as a global leader is to create value while focusing on collaboration, innovation and sustainability. We serve the animal protein value chain with genetic solutions in layers, turkeys, swine, salmon, trout and guinea fowl.


Hendrix Genetics is a family-owned company with the majority held by the Hendrix Family. The minority shareholders are NPM Capital, Family Van den Berg and Sofiprotéol.

For NPM Capital, one of the strategic minority shareholders since 2015, Hendrix Genetics is part of its portfolio of approximately 27 medium and large businesses that operate in a range of sectors from food to e-commerce, energy and healthcare. 

Sofiprotéol acquired its share in 2008 and as an investment company they are focused on assisting companies in the farming world through financing solutions tailored to each situation. They are a long-term financial partner serving the competitiveness of our sector.

Thijs Hendrix

Management Committee

This committee consists of fourteen members, representing the different business units and major staff functions.

  • Thijs Hendrix, Président
  • Antoon van den Berg, Chief Executive Officer
  • Ronald de Haan, Chief Operating Officer / Managing Director Layers
  • Mariëtte Ferrari, Chief Financial Officer
  • Albert van Driel, General Counsel
  • Dave Libertini, Vice President Americas
  • Servé Hermans, Area Director Layers
  • Raf Beeren, Managing Director Turkeys
  • Neil Manchester, Managing Director Aquaculture
  • Luis Prieto, Managing Director Swine
  • Johan van Arendonk, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer
  • Peter Pluk, Director Human Resources
  • Rob Kremers, Director Information Technology
  • Marcel Huijsmans, Director Marketing & Communications

Executive Committee

  • Thijs Hendrix, Président,
  • Antoon van den Berg, Chief Executive Officer
  • Mariëtte Ferrari, Chief Financial Officer
  • Ronald de Haan, Chief Operating Officer
  • Dave Libertini, Vice President Americas

Executive Committee
Executive Committee

International Advisory Board

Advises the Executive Board on strategic matters.

The members are from left to right:

  • Cyril Melin
  • Johan Terpstra
  • Aalt Dijkhuizen, Chairman
  • Jerry Moye

International Advisory Board
International Advisory Board