Könst Alstroemeria announces the appointment of Paco van der Louw as its new CEO
Könst Alstroemeria names Paco van der Louw as its new CEO. Paco, 43 years old and working for Könst Alstroemeria since 2015, will succeed Hans Könst, the founder of Könst breeding activities. With this step, Könst Alstroemeria secures its future as an independent breeding company in Alstroemeria and Zantedeschia.
“I am very happy with the appointment of Paco van der Louw as our new CEO and I expect he will not change much in our style of doing business. He will bring new inspiration and energy to our people and with that will assure/assures a bright future for Könst Alstroemeria”, according to Hans Könst.
For the last 6 years Paco has been working as managing director of the Brazilian branch of Könst Alstroemeria, developing the business in one of the leading markets for Alstroemeria. Paco has a high experience in flower production and a broad knowledge of the Latin-American culture. He has a degree in Plant Sciences at Wageningen University and is living since 2003 in Holambra, Brazil.
”I am very excited to lead Könst Alstroemeria into the future. It shows that an independent family business can survive in this competitive market. With its unique assortment in Alstroemeria and Zantedeschia we can continue to strive for excellence in our product groups. I want to thank Hans Könst for the t
hrust he shows in me and I am proud to lead the breeding activities that he started 45 years ago”, says Paco van der Louw.
Paco will take up the position of CEO on the 1st of November 2021.
About Könst Alstroemeria
Könst Alstroemeria is a leading breeding company in Alstroemeria and Zantedeschia, with its head office in Nieuwveen,
HollandThe Netherlands and branches in Colombia (Flores La Serena) and Brazil (Könst Selections & Supplies). Founded in 1946 by the Könst family, the company started in 1974 its breeding activities in Alstroemeria in 1974 and in 2010 expanded to the breeding of Zantedeschia. Könst Alstroemeria is active in more than 40 countries, mainly in Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, The Netherlands, Japan, Kenya and The United States.