Steffen Holsten takes over management of AGRAVIS grain business

Steffen Holsten, who has been employed at AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG as department head agricultural products since 1 April 2015, will in future manage the grain and feed raw materials business on his own.

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Jens Ripken, general representative and also department head agricultural products at AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG, is going to leave the company for personal reasons and at his own request at the end of the month.

Ripken has been working for the company since 2005 and during this time has expanded and strategically enhanced the retail business. Under this leadership the course was set in many important areas. In the end, he had controlled the fate of the department together with Steffen Holsten.

"We thank Mr Ripken for his dedicated and entrepreneurial action on behalf of AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG and regret that he is leaving the company. Mr Holsten, who in his capacity as trade expert can resort to many years of experience in the raw materials trade enjoys our full confidence", say AGRAVIS CEO Dr. Clemens Große Frie and divisional board member Christoph Kempkes.