Ben van der Deen

Business Development Manager

Smart Processing

With 20 years of experience in the food industry at several companies, I have always been working together in close relation with R&D, as colleague or as commercial supplier of ingredients. With this experience and a background in Food & Marketing you can imagine how inspiring it is to working for a Contract Research Organization like NIZO.

As Business Development Manager at NIZO, I am responsible for the Food, Beverage and Ingredients Industry. Because of the need to use also other protein sources than animal proteins, my focus is on plant proteins. A lot of development by NIZO’s science experts has already been done for the last 15 years on plant proteins, like: plant protein extraction, processing and development of food applications. Especially understanding the behavior of the new developed proteins in functionality, flavour and interactions within the food application is of interest.

Do you have a need in understanding more the behavior of your ingredients, process or application,  please contact me. I look forward working together with you.

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