Hendrik G. (Hank) Meijer

Hendrik G. (Hank) Meijer
Executive Chairman, Meijer Inc.

Last Updated: 07/18/2018

Executive Summary

Hendrik (Hank) Meijer has served as the Executive Chairman of Meijer since January 2017. Most recently he was co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, which was founded by his grandfather in 1934. Meijer started his career as a reporter after graduating from the University of Michigan in 1973 and was a journalist before

Personal Attributes and Interests

  • Miejer has three children from a previous marriage and is currently married to Liesel Litzenburger, an English professor.
  • Meijer's first job was working as a bagger at age 11 in a Meijer store.

Current Focus

  • Company Snapshot: Meijer is a privately-owned and family-operated company that began in 1934 during the Great Depression when Hendrik Meijer, and his 14-year-old son, Fred, fulfilled a need in the community. Together, th

Biographical Highlights

  • Born in 1952
  • Attended Creston High in Grand Rapids

Other Boards and Organizations

  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Old Kent Bank, Old Kent Financial Corp. (1997)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Fifth Third Bankcorp (2001-Present)

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