Insect ingredients producer, Protix, has appointed Lynn De Proft as its chief financial officer. The company said she will help to further drive its ambitious growth trajectory and its 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 whilst 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, she spent 10 years in executive roles in strategy, operations, M&A, and procurement at Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABInBev), most recently as VP of 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.
“We are delighted to welcome Lynn on board at this exciting time in our company’s success story. 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,” said Protix CEO, Kees Aarts.
“I am very impressed with Protix as the pioneers and frontrunners in building the insect-based ingredients industry. 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,” said De Proft.