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  • Anne-Catherine Van den Heuvel

    Anne-Catherine Van den Heuvel

    Anne-Catherine Van den Heuvel has been working for 9 years at BENEO in Belgium as Management Assistant and she has recently been integrated into the Corporate Communication Team. She has a Bachelor degree in Language Interpretation and Translation, which she studied in The Netherlands….

  • Ali Patel

    Ali Patel

    Ali Patel is a freelance writer and PR consultant who has been writing on functional ingredients for over 15 years. Based in the UK, she is passionate about healthy eating, the role of businesses in influencing positive change throughout their supply chain and the power of food to improve life…

  • Charlotte Keulen

    Charlotte Keulen

    Charlotte Keulen graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor degree in Marketing at UCLL Hasselt. After that she obtained her postgraduate certificate in Digital Marketing. She gained experience in several marketing positions for the past 9 years and specialised further in digital marketing and copywriting. Since 2021 Charlotte became part of…

  • Christian Philippsen

    Christian Philippsen

    As Managing Director of BENEO Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Christian Philippsen is in charge of the regional offices in India and Singapore, charts the direction for the BENEO business, and ensures that the company enjoys sustainable growth in the Asia Pacific region. His move to Asia from Germany in 2013…

  • Denisse Colindres

    Denisse Colindres

    Denisse graduated with honors from the University of Loyola (New Orleans, USA) with a Bachelor´s degree in Biological Sciences (2000). Curious to experience Europe, she went to the Netherlands to pursue a Master of Science MSc. degree in Human Nutrition and Health at the University of Wageningen (2005-2007). There she…

  • Diana Koh

    Diana Koh

    Diana has been with BENEO for 8 years as the Asia Pacific Marketing Manager, where she is in charge of regionalizing the marketing activities for 16 countries in the region. She is also the Country Manager for Japan and is a self-professed Japanophile. She enjoys eating and cooking so much…

  • Freeke Sterckx

    Freeke Sterckx

    Free Sterckx has been with BENEO for seven years working for Marketing Communication as a copywriter and campaign manager, co-developing the media strategy and content planning for the food, animal feed and pharma-grade ingredients. She holds a master’s degree as a conference interpreter in Spanish, French and English and has…

  • Gabriele Bach-Rentz

    Gabriele Bach-Rentz

    Gabriele Bach-Rentz has a lot of experience from various branches. In 2013 she joined the Südzucker Group and since 2020, she is working at BENEO as Team Assistant to Operations. In her spare time, Gabriele is a versatile artist, a painter and musician. In 2014, she initiated a ‘Gallery Exhibition’…

  • Gudrun Dold

    Gudrun Dold

    Gudrun graduated with a Master degree in business with the majors in marketing, human resources and organizational development from University of Münster, Germany. In 2011, she joined BENEO´s international marketing team in Mannheim. She is curious about both food trends and stories about our people, organization and culture (inside BENEO)….

  • Goh Peen Ern

    Goh Peen Ern

    Peen Ern joined BENEO Asia-Pacific as the Nutrition Communication Manager in 2015. Prior to BENEO, she was in the health supplement industry in applied scientific research. In this role, she identified and designed health supplements by translating the nutritional science and marketing insights into commercial applications. Peen Ern also…

  • Isabel Trogh

    Isabel Trogh

    Isabel Trogh is for almost 10 years working within BENEO in Belgium (Tienen) as Customer Technical Support Manager. She is graduated with a Master degree of Bio-engineer Chemistry (option food) at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. Afterwards, Isabel obtained a doctoral degree in Applied Biological Sciences at the…

  • Jan van den Akker

    Jan van den Akker

    Jan van den Akker has been in different purchasing roles in various companies and industries since 1985. In January 2012 he joined BENEO where his main responsibility is sourcing rice for the plants in Wijgmaal (Belgium) and Confienza (Italy)….

  • Julian Mellentin

    Julian Mellentin

    Julian Mellentin is the founder of New Nutrition Business ( ), a company dedicated to provide strategic and marketing insights to the global health and nutrition business since 1995. New Nutrition Business has offices in London, Scotland, Portugal, USA and affiliates in Korea and Japan and is best-known for its…

  • Konstantin Grißmer

    Konstantin Grißmer

    Konstantin Grißmer is in his 5th year with Beneo in Mannheim, working as Category Sales Manager in the DACH region, as well as Product Manager for the Functional Carbohydrates Isomalt and Palatinose™. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and a Masters degree in Economics of Nutrition, both of which…

  • Klaudia Volmer

    Klaudia Volmer

    Klaudia holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business – Intercultural Studies from the University of Heilbronn, Germany. In 2016, she joined BENEO as Product Manager of Functional Carbohydrates and is responsible for the innovation and development of BENEO’s functional carbohydrates, Palatinose™ and Isomalt. During her studies, she spent a year in Argentina…

  • Michele Leyer

    Michele Leyer

    Michèle began her career in 2000 as an Account Manager Automotive with Cobra Tradepoint Communications & Brands Consults GmbH (Frankfurt am Main/Germany). In 2002 she joined BENEO-Palatinit GmbH, a division of Suedzucker AG, in Mannheim (Germany) as Manager Marketing Services & Events. In 2006, she graduated from Business School (WA…

  • Susana Elgueta

    Susana Elgueta

    Susana Elgueta has been with BENEO in Pemuco for 17 years, since the construction of the plant in Chile. Initially as an assistant manager and currently she is the Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator, she is responsible for internal communications, external communications and the development of programs with the…

  • Silke Ullmann

    Silke Ullmann

    Silke Ullmann received a Bachelor degree in Nutrition Science in Germany. Afterwards, she moved to the US where she graduated with a Master of Public Health in Nutrition. Silke lived in the US for 12 years gaining valuable experience in the food industry. In 2016, she joined BENEO and the…