Protix names Lynn De Proft as chief financial officer
Continued investment reflects confidence in a flourishing insect ingredients market
Protix, a Netherlands-based supplier of insect-based proteins and lipids for animal and plant feed and pet food, has appointed Lynn De Proft as chief financial officer. De Proft will further drive the company’s ambitious growth trajectory and plans for international expansion.
De Proft brings almost 20 years of international experience in executive roles at listed and global companies to the Protix mix. Her career spans diverse markets, industries and countries, where she has consistently demonstrated her commitment to driving sustainability while delivering strong financial results. Before joining Protix, De Proft was chief procurement officer for Solvay as well as president of Solvay Energy Services. Prior to Solvay, De Proft spent 10 years in executive roles in strategy, operations, M&A and procurement at Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABInBev), most recently as vice president global procurement and sustainability. De Proft holds a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Delft University of Technology, and an MBA from the Vlerick Business School.
As CFO of Protix, De Proft will support the company’s planned international expansion and steer Protix to achieve profitable growth in the next stage of its journey. With breeding and production under one roof, and after a period of rapid growth, Protix is now positioned as an end-to-end partner and a game changer in the protein and lipids industry.
“I am very impressed with Protix as the pioneers and frontrunners in building the insect-based ingredients industry,” De Proft said. “This is an exciting time to work with the Protix teams to accelerate growth based on collaboration, innovation, a customer centric culture and a clear sense of purpose. I very much look forward to assisting in the further international scale-up of Protix, as well as unleashing its full value creation potential.”
De Proft’s appointment comes as Protix announces a major scale-up of its operations to reliably supply insect ingredients in a consistently high quality on a global scale.
“We are delighted to welcome Lynn on board at this exciting time in our company’s success story,” said Kees Aarts, CEO and founder of Protix. “Lynn is an accomplished leader in international business. With her strong background and strategic vision, I am certain we will be able to deliver the solid international growth we are now geared up for. Protix is on the verge of changing the global perception of insect-based ingredients and Lynn will play a key role as we take the next big stride in creating more sustainable food and feed to meet the world’s needs.”