amfori Governance: Linda Kromjong is Joining amfori as President Starting January 2022



Linda Kromjong will take on the responsibilities held by Richard (Dick) Dictus who completed his assignment as President on 31 December 2021 as scheduled. The amfori Board of Directors would like to recognise Dick’s efforts in anchoring the transition, improving communication with members, and ensuring the amfori team met its 2021 targets.

Herman Poelmann, Chair of the amfori Board of Directors, says about Linda Kromjong:

"From January 2022, Linda Kromjong will be taking up the responsibilities of President at amfori. She is joining amfori after a long career that spans experience in corporate environments and business representation globally. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge, experiences, and contacts. The amfori Board firmly believes that with Mrs. Kromjong they have brought in a leader who will not only drive excellence in our member services, inclusiveness and support, but will also strengthen and expand our cooperation with our stakeholders."

Linda Kromjong, a Dutch national, is joining amfori from Samsung Electronics, where she focused on strengthening the company’s relationships with key international policymakers and opinion formers while driving corporate and supply chain improvements.

Prior to her role at Samsung Electronics, Linda Kromjong was Secretary-General of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) in Geneva from May 2015 to October 2018.  Before the IOE, she was the Vice-President, Labour Relations International & Human Rights for Deutsche Post DHL. Linda started her career in the Hospitality Industry with Sodexo in the Netherlands and has many years’ experience in senior positions in General Management, Human Resources, Labour Relations and Business & Human Rights.

Linda Kromjong, new President of amfori says:

“I’m convinced that driving positive impact must be done collectively and collaboratively. That is what amfori is about, a strong and diverse network of members and stakeholders, supported by a team of professionals. I’m honored to take on the position of President of amfori from January 2022. I look forward to working with all of you and supporting you by delivering services and support with a smile, but also by daring to challenge, to drive sustainable growth.”