Our people, our team and our shareholders

We believe in our people and therefore they are all shareholders in Protix.

All the results so far are an outcome of years of work and relentless effort of our people. What started with an idea on the beach grew from a founder’s team into a strong, diverse and talented team of motivated people driven by their care for mother Earth. Each one of our employees work their part on bringing our food system back in balance with Nature through the performance of our company. That’s why we made them all shareholders in our future.

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Sr. Vice President, Tyson Foods, Inc. & GM, Tyson Ingredient Solutions
Joshua McLelland

Joshua McClelland is an officer and member of the Senior Leadership Team at Tyson Foods, one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Joshua has held various leadership roles across multiple business functions throughout his 15 years with the company. As the SVP and General Manager of Tyson Ingredient Solutions, he is responsible for all aspects of the business including strategy, sales, operations, food quality and safety, supply chain, and procurement. With over 50 production facilities, Tyson Foods is the second largest processor of animal by-products in the United States converting millions of tons of raw materials per year into sustainable and value-added ingredients that are sold and distributed to producers of feed, food, nutraceuticals, biofuels, and fertilizer. Joshua earned his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in professional accounting, minoring in business management, at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida.

Board member portfolio companies
Theo Janssen

Theo is board member portfolio companies for Aqua-Spark. Theo has been adviser merger & acquisition and informal investor since 2007. Previously, he worked as chief financial officer for Schuitema, Getronics and SNS Bank and has held international financial positions for Procter &Gamble. Currently, he is also a member of the supervisory board of Monuta N.V. Theo holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business economics and Mathematics.

Founder at Bauhinia Independent Financial Advisory
Jeroen Scheelbeek

Upon nomination by shareholder Rabobank, Jeroen joined Protix’ supervisory board in 2020. As a former banker, specialised in structured finance solutions, he assists the company with his financial insights in areas like funding, capital markets, accounting, project finance. During the last 30 years of his career he has gained a wealth of experience in supporting companies in the global food & agri space, “from farm to fork". Besides his role in the Protix board, he is a board member of a number of other companies, he advises large family offices on their investment portfolios and is regularly retained by the Dutch government in case of specific financial advisory assignments. Jeroen is excited by the contribution Protix can make to a more sustainable food supply chain.

Non Executive Board Member
Jan Slootweg

Jan Slootweg is Investor board member for Aqua-Spark with finance background in various roles and industries. Previously, Jan was responsible for controlling at SHV, treasury at Nutreco and had various commercial and managerial roles at ABN Amro. Jan holds a MSc in Econometrics.

Sales & Business Development Manager
Louise Bakker
Customer Service Manager
Kanchan Thathagar

“Be the change that you want to see in the world “ – by Mahatam Gandhi

Sales Director
Alexander van Hessen
SHEO Officer
Saskia Pellis
Research Assistant
Petra Junes
Process Operator
Niels Schrumpf
Process Operator
Nathan Delhez
Application Technologist
Michel van Spankeren
Supply Chain Officer
Marco Plukaard
Executive Assistant
Emmie Segeren
Communications Manager
Elselina Battenberg
Junior Software Developer
Daphnée Timothée Portheault
Elektro Technician
Marc van Pul
Reporting Analist
Krijn van den Broek
Project Engineer Processing
Jorge Gonzales Mira
Digital Content Designer
Hilmand Sahafie
Commercial Quality Officer
Ghina Kotob
Ghaya Sader
Monika Dalim
Procurement & Project Coordinator
Daphne Dekoninck
Assistant Controller
Alex van de Pol
Quality Assurance Officer
Arpita Chakraborty
Product Development Officer
Nuria Martin Tomé

Un cientifico tiene que ver donde los demas solo miran

Process Operator
Adri Luisterburg
Business Development Support
Aaron van den Dungen

Whatever you do, make sure you get ENOUGH!

Office assistant
Rachel Bornkamp

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

HR officer
Ingrid van Geel

Volg je hart, dat klopt altijd

Partner at Darel
Jelte Bosma

Jelte is a petroleum engineer from Delft University of technology and a senior executive with 35 years of experience in the international energy industry. Working for Shell in many countries across the world, Jelte held leadership positions in asset development, business development, marketing and M&A. In 2016 he co-founded DAREL, a consultancy firm with a specific focus on the energy transition, and he is managing partner of DAREL Education, a purpose-driven organization that builds societal support for the energy transition. Jelte is passionate about accelerating the required transformations that will make our society sustainable.

Product R&D Director
Aman Paul

Be like a postage stamp. Stick to a thing till you get there. - Josh Billings

SHEQ Operator
Amber van Beek
Breed Expert
Anas Shoureh
Rearing Expert
Anne Jacobs

A good cake is good for team bond.

Team leader production
Bart Meesters
Business Analyst
Bram Bervoets
Production Manager
Daan Biemans
Marketing and Communication Specialist
Denise van Kollenburg
Process Operator
Diederik Pas
Research Assistant
Estelle van den Boer
Fabrizzio de Mol
Prototype Engineer
Henri Schol
Design Engineer
Huub Hulsebos
Project Manager
Jac Gillis
Technical Team Lead
Jaco Jansen
Insect Caretaker
Jursley Dorand
Jr. Research Scientist
Karin van Hoof
Brand Manager
Kee Huidekoper
Creative Sales Manager
Leon Luyben
R&D Scientist
Lotte Joosten

Meten is Weten.

Process Operator
Maikel Roks
Manager FAIR Insects
Malgorzata Fijalkowska
Engineering Manager
Maurits Jansen
Finance Controller
Mehdi Amirian
Rearing Expert/Operator
Mostafa Yacubi
Automation Engineer
Robin Vermeij
Breed Expert
Raymond Leushuis
Seyed Ali Hosseini
Sales Manager Fertilizer
Thijs Kapteijns
R&D Scientist
Ward Tollenaar
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