Corbion names Presidents of lactic acid and algae ingredients

Marco Bootz has been appointed as President of Lactic Acid & Specialties and Ruud Peerbooms as President of Algae Ingredients

Corbion has strengthened its Executive Committee with the appointment of two new members, to help drive its Advance 2025 strategy.

Marco Bootz, currently Senior VP of Sales EMEA, has been named President of Lactic Acid & Specialties.

Ruud Peerbooms, now Senior VP of Food, will be President of Algae Ingredients.

The appointments will be effective as of 1 April 2020.

Since joining Corbion in 2007 in Brazil as Commercial Director for Latin America, Bootz moved on to lead the Global Chemical and Pharma business, and then became SVP Biochemicals.

Peerbooms joined Corbion in 2014 as SVP Food, and prior to that worked in business development and sales at Kerry Group and Unilever.

CEO, Olivier Rigaud, said: "I am really pleased to welcome Marco and Ruud to the ExCo team; they bring in-depth knowledge of the global Corbion business as well as the leadership qualities to successfully execute our growth agenda in the coming years."

Six Executive Committee members will continue next to CEO Olivier Rigaud and CFO Eddy van Rhede van der Kloot: Jacqueline van Lemmen (Chief Operations Officer), Johan van der Hel (Chief Human Resources Officer), Andy Muller (President Sustainable Food Solutions) and Marcel Wubbolts (Chief Science & Sustainability Officer).

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