DE KWAKEL, Netherlands: On Monday 14 December 2020, Marco van Zijverden, the outgoing CEO of Dutch Flower Group (DFG), became an Officer in the Order of Orange Nassau.
Mayor G. Oude Kotte of the municipality of Aalsmeer presented Van Zijverden with the royal honour during his last Supervisory Board at DFG’s headquarters in De Kwakel.
Van Zijverden will hand over the reins to Jan van Dam, currently CCO of the company, effective 1 January 2021. He will stay on as Chairman of DFG’s advisory board.
Marco van Zijverden has been affiliated with flower trading company OZ Export, which in 1999 transferred to Dutch Flower Group, for 35 years. He has made a significant contribution to the growth of DFG’s 33 companies and strengthening the horticulture sector in the Netherlands, especially the floriculture industry.
Under his leadership, DFG has also developed into the field of corporate social responsibility (CSR). In addition, Van Zijverden has worked for society and the floriculture sector in various positions.