Roques Appointed CEO Of Beneo


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Parsippany, NJ — Beneo GmbH has appointed Olivier Roques CEO and a member of its executive board of directors.

Olivier Roques

Roques has more than three decades of experience within the international ingredients industry. He started his career in the dairy and flavor industries, followed by more than 20 years in leadership roles in the U.S. and Europe at Agrana Fruit. This included positions in sales, food safety and quality, and new product development. Prior to joining Beneo, Roques was CEO of Agrana Fruit Europe.

In addition to the CEO role, Roques will be responsible for overseeing sales and marketing as chief sales officer, succeeding Dominic Speleers.

Commenting on his new role, Roques says: “I’m really looking forward to working with the people and products of Beneo. The portfolio supports the company’s purpose to contribute to better nutrition and health. We will continue to create strategic partnerships with our customers around the globe and adapt to their market needs.

“Our customers value both the sound science supporting our ingredients, as well as the expert know-how and quality we offer them along the entire value chain. I have found a great group of colleagues eager to accelerate our development in that direction, giving me confidence that Beneo will further strengthen this unique chain of expertise to support our customers’ products.”