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Protix strengthens its management team

The company appointed Lynn De Proft as chief financial officer to drive Protix growth trajectory and plans for international expansion.

Lynn De Proft
January 30, 2023

Insect-based protein producer, Protix, appointed Lynn De Proft as chief financial officer. Lynn De Proft will further drive the company’s ambitious growth trajectory and plans for international expansion.

Lynn 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 while delivering strong financial results. Before joining Protix, Lynn De Proft was chief procurement officer for Solvay as well as president of Solvay Energy Services. Prior to Solvay, Lynn De Proft spent ten years in executive roles in strategy, operations, M&A, and procurement at Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABInBev), most recently as vice president global procurement and sustainability.

As CFO of Protix, Lynn will support the company’s planned international expansion and help steer Protix to achieve profitable growth in the next stage of its journey. With both breeding and production under one roof, and following a period of rapid growth, Protix is now positioned as an end-to-end partner and a game-changer in the protein and lipids industry.

Lynn’s appointment comes as Protix announces a major scale-up of its operations to reliably supply insect ingredients in consistently high-quality on a global scale. CEO and founder of Protix, Kees Aarts, said, “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. Protix is on the verge of changing the global perception of insect-based ingredients and Lynn will play a key role as we take the next big stride in creating more sustainable food and feed to meet the world’s needs.”

“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,” Lynn concluded.