In our team of highly-qualified scientists, experts, operators and business development managers we are continuously looking for new ways of improving and developing our customers’ products and processes.

We see opportunities in every challenge, working closely together with our customers, and continuously try to improve our collaboration. Our passion is accelerating innovations together with our customers, applying our combined expertise in bacteria, proteins and processing.

Our team respects and trusts his colleagues and by giving and receiving feedback we improve our way of working together. It helps us to deliver what we promise. We understand the markets in which we operate and know what our unique value is, and we will convert these into successful opportunities for NIZO and our customers. We share our expertise with each other, thereby enabling others to be successful too.

Commercial team

Jeroen Koot
Jeroen Koot
CEO
Gisella Frijlink
Gisella Frijlink
CCO
Nel Zoon
Nel Zoon
CSO
John Giezen
John Giezen
Marketing & Communications Manager
José Escher
José Escher
Business Development Manager Protein Transition
Ben van der Deen
Ben van der Deen
Business Development Manager Smart Processing
Raymond Kievit
Raymond Kievit
Business Development Manager Food Safety & Chain Control
Ioana Iorga
Ioana Iorga
Business Development Manager Health Benefits

Expertise leaders

Fred van de Velde
Fred van de Velde
Expertise Group Leader Protein Functionality
Peter de Jong
Peter de Jong
Principal Scientist Processing
Marjon Wells-Bennik
Marjon Wells-Bennik
Principal Scientist Food Safety
Alwine Kardinaal
Alwine Kardinaal
Expertise Group Leader Nutrition & Health
René Floris
René Floris
Division Manager Food
Sabina Lukovac
Sabina Lukovac
Division Manager Health
Paula Keijzer
Paula Keijzer
Head of Pilot Plant
Luanga Nchari
Luanga Nchari
Senior Scientist Processing
Herwig Bachmann
Herwig Bachmann
Expertise Group Leader Fermentation
Els de Hoog
Els de Hoog
Expertise Group Leader Dairy
Wim Engels
Wim Engels
Expertise Group Leader Dairy Technology
Robyn Eijlander
Robyn Eijlander
Senior Project Manager Microbiology and Food Safety
Hans Tromp
Hans Tromp
Senior Scientist Protein Functionality
Renske Janssen
Renske Janssen
Project Manager Protein Technology
Janneke Ouwerkerk
Janneke Ouwerkerk
Group Leader Food Safety & Fermentation

Finance and Human Resources

Jan Dick van der Nol
Jan Dick van der Nol
CFO
Loek Nederstigt
Loek Nederstigt
HR Manager