DONGEN, THE NETHERLANDS — Protix has tapped Lynn De Proft as chief financial officer, effective immediately. De Proft will be tasked with advancing the company’s growth strategy and international expansion plans.

The appointment follows what Protix described as “a period of rapid growth.” According to the company, Protix is now an end-to-end partner in the insect protein and lipids market, and the addition of De Proft is expected to support the company through its next stage of growth.

“We are delighted to welcome Lynn on board at this exciting time in our company’s success story,” said Kees Aarts, chief executive officer 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,” Aarts added.

De Proft brings nearly two decades of international executive experience to her new role at Protix. She most recently served as chief procurement officer at Solvay and president of Solvay Energy Services. De Proft spent the previous 10 years at Anheuser-Busch InBev, where she held various strategy, operations, M&A and procurement roles including vice president of global procurement and sustainability.

Throughout her career, De Proft’s approach to financial strategy has been underpinned by a commitment to sustainability, according to Protix.

“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 earned her master’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Delft University of Technology, followed by a Master of Business Administration from Vlerick Business School.

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