Corbion has made three new appointments to its Algae Ingredients team, increasing the impact of the company’s omega-3 algae feed ingredient, AlgaPrime DHA.
Ruud Peerbooms has been appointed president of Algae Ingredients and will expand Corbion’s algae business, including overseeing the company’s partnerships for the development of the next generation of algae ingredients.
Ruud has spent most of his career in commercial roles in the specialty food ingredients industry, and joined Corbion in 2014 as senior vice president of food. In addition to his role at Corbion, Ruud is chair of Ingredients for Food Innovators, a Dutch business network of food ingredient producers that promotes healthy, sustainable and affordable foods.
Geir Ivar Lanes and Paula Arriagada Strodthoff have both been appointed senior business development manager. Geir has spent the past 21 years as managing director of consulting company, Havbrukskontroll and will lead the application of Corbion’s AlgaPrime in salmonid feed. Paula was formerly head of nutrition and technology for EWOS Chile and will be responsible for leading Corbion’s AlgaPrime DHA work with salmon farmers and feed companies in Chile.
“We’re thrilled to have Ruud, Geir Ivar and Paula on our team as they are committed to driving change within the sustainable aquaculture industry and beyond,” said Olivier Rigaud, chief executive at Corbion. “Their expertise and commitment to innovation will undoubtedly expand AlgaPrime DHA’s footprint within key aquaculture markets and beyond.”