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Van Rees appoints Van Rijen.

Flip Van Rijen has recently been appointed director of the Van Rees Group, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Van Rijen, who celebrates 43 years in the tea business began his career at Van Rees Rotterdam and ran the Van Rees offices in Mombasa (Kenya) and Limbe (Malawi) for several years before returning to Rotterdam.

In 1986 he established Van Rees USA, New York (former De Hope Goldschmidt) and managed the office for four years. In 1990 he returned to the Rotterdam central office and was appointed commercial and tea director of Van Rees. In 1998 he became vice president of the Van Rees Group.

In 2002, Tea & Coffee Trade Journal named him Person of the Year.
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Publication:Tea & Coffee Trade Journal
Date:Feb 1, 2007
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