Royal decoration

High Royal decoration for Mr. Ko Remijnse from Heythuysen, the Netherlands

Mr. Ko Remijnse was appointed Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau.

On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, Mr. J.I. Remijnse, residing in Heythuysen, has been awarded with a Royal decoration. The decorations have been pinned up by Arno Verhoeven, Mayor of the municipality of Leudal, the Netherlands.

Mr. Ko Remijnse (65) has been employed by Nunhems BV since 1973 (with approximately 100 employees at that time), successively as international account manager (until 1982), as general sales manager (until 1996) and from 1996 until his retirement on August 1, 2015 as Director of Nunhems Netherlands BV. Since 1998 Ko has been Managing Director Marketing & Sales with a global responsibility, member of the Board of Directors of Nunhems BV, and from 2009 member of the Global Leadership Circle of Bayer AG.
 In 1997 Nunhems entered the American and Asian markets on which the company arrived in the top five of the vegetable seeds industry. From 2002 onwards, Nunhems is part of Bayer and from April 2014 the company operates as a global business unit under the name Bayer CropScience Vegetable Seeds.

Through the efforts of Ko Remijnse, the company developed from a regional company to a global seed breeding enterprise, contributing to employment in the Dutch province Limburg and the development of the seed sector in the Netherlands and abroad.

In addition, Ko Remijnse performed and still carries out different social volunteer activities. Ko was chairman of the parent council of the elementary school Heihorst in Heibloem, and secretary / treasurer and then president of the Foundation for Sport Horse breeding in Limburg (about 180 members). He was also president of the Ponyclub Heytse and was actively involved in the organization of the Limburg Championships for ponies.
Since 2010, Ko Remijnse is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rabobank Peel, Maas en Leudal (200 employees) and was co-initiator of the merger.
Since 2015 Ko is President of the European summit for Civic Guards 2018 (Europees Schutters Treffen 2018) in Leudal. This event is organized for shooters and guild members from several European countries.

Mr. Ko Remijnse was appointed Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau. The presentation of the decorations took place during his farewell party as director of Marketing & Sales as well as Director of Nunhems Netherlands BV.

Source: municipality of Leudal