Meet The Board

The board

Marc Smit, CEO

“At Royal Smit & Zoon, we do business differently. With passion, know-how, and with loyalty. Throughout our almost 200-year history, our family business has demonstrated its loyalty to its customers, personnel and principles time and again, always building on our professional, flexible and global approach. Loyalty means being faithful and honest. Which defines our values precisely: to respect our customers, our principles and to each other.”

Dennis Maas, CFO

“Our position in the global leather industry gives us opportunities and responsibilities: as a team, we are building the company for the next generation, as much as we build it for the present one. Through our distinctive service and quality, we serve our clients as they may expect from a company that’s leading the way in its field, proud to fulfil a key position in the journey to a sustainable leather processing industry.”

Valerie Smit, Board member

“Our employees are our family and this family is the key to the success of Royal Smit & Zoon. We want to learn, and continuously develop ourselves, to perform at our best. With our “can do” mentality we challenge ourselves, acknowledging that every experience offers an opportunity for growth. We embrace feedback, relations and actively seek cooperation, because we believe that we achieve the most success by working together.”



René Weltevrede, Global Director Operations and QESH

“Sustainability and continuity are key factors in our business strategy that can only be achieved by continuously improving our processes. Thanks to our qualified personnel and the high-quality standards at our plants, we are able to offer our customers operational excellence.”

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