OIRLO, Netherlands, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The General Meeting of Shareholders of Newtricious B.V. has recently appointed its first Supervisory Board.
Newtricious is a life sciences company which produces specialized nutrition that enhances people's health and well-being. Newtricious develops these products based on natural ingredients derived from e.g. eggs. These products can contribute to the preservation of visual function in individuals with dry macular degeneration (age-related blindness), the number 1 eye disease in the Western world, for which no treatment is available yet.
In addition, Newtricious develops food products based on e.g. bio-active peptides (derived from eggs and other sources of protein) aimed at preventing type 2 diabetes and heart and vascular diseases in people at increased risk.
In light of its expertise, the Supervisory Board will be closely involved in strategic planning and direction of scientific research and corporate policy and will, from within its network, offer Newtricious support with regard to the internationalisation of product concepts.
The Supervisory Board seats:
- Ir. Jan Zuidam (Chairman)
- Prof. Dr. Wim van Gelder
- Ir. Jan van der Hoeven
- Drs. Susan Swarte RC
- Prof. Ir. Ena Vôute
Jan Zuidam (Chairman) started his career at DSM Research in Geleen in 1973. Between 1977 and 1983, he held various positions among which Head of Purchasing for the DSM Organic Products Group and Head of Production of the Special Products business unit. In 1987, Jan Zuidam was appointed Director of the DSM acquisition DSM Andeno. In 1990, he became Director Corporate Strategy of DSM. In 1992, Jan Zuidam returned to DSM Research as Director. In 1998, he joined the Managing Board of Directors. From 2001 until the day of his retirement, on 1 January 2010, Jan Zuidam was Vice-Chairman of the Managing Board. In 2010/11, he chaired the Brainport 2020 initiative. He currently is Chairman of the Limburgse Werkgevers Vereniging [Limburg Employers Association] LWV.
Professor Wim van Gelder is an internationally renowned scientist and R&D manager who is passionate about applying science to society. Author of numerous scientific and application-oriented publications, Wim van Gelder also has a seat on a number of important national and international advisory committees. As Director of the former Numico Research group, he contributed immensely to the professionalization of this organisation. Under his leadership, the company grew into a leading international research organisation. One example of this is the pioneering biomedical research that resulted in products for infants, diabetics and Alzheimer's patients. Furthermore, he held the positions of Director Technology Policy at VNO-NCW, Dean at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Senior Vice-President Research at Numico and Senior Vice-President Scientific Affairs at Danone.
Jan van der Hoeven obtained his degree in Environmental Hygiene with honours in 1978 and started his career as scientist at the Wageningen University Toxicology Department. In 1984, he won the European Environmental Mutagen Society EEMS Award for young researchers for his research on the link between diet & cancer. In 1983, he set up his own company NOTOX with 2 other partners. In 2003, Jan van der Hoeven won the Wageningen University Fund Entrepreneurship Award. He set up VitrOmics, a company that specializes in 'genomics' in 2004. Jan van der Hoeven furthermore invests in and supports numerous starting life sciences companies via the private incubator WesterToren Innovation Centre.
Susan Swarte has extensive experience in financial and strategic management. She worked for Unilever and Numico (presently Danone), two large, international and listed companies, where she was in charge of finance, logistics and reporting in the Netherlands and in China. She has been CFO of the Dutch biopharmaceutical company OctoPlus N.V. since 2009.
Ena Vôute studied industrial design at TU Delft. During the nineties, Ena Vôute worked for Unilever, where she developed global brand and marketing strategies for products like Magnum and a range of margarine products. At the start of this century she was appointed Marketing Director of the new financial product comparison website Independer and worked as Innovation Consultant at Altuïtion. Over the past nine years she held a number of global positions at Philips Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. She was Category Manager Beauty and Vitalight at Philips Consumer Lifestyle, CEO Global Lighting and CMO Consumer Luminaires at Philips Lighting. Since 2012, she has been Head of the Industrial Design Department at the Delft University of Technology.
Newtricious was founded in 2006 with the aim to develop innovative food ingredients, which contribute to a better health and well-being. The company builds strong consortia of scientific institutes and innovative companies (both SMEs and multinationals), in which it has a connecting and steering role. The goal is to develop, jointly with other parties, a new generation of active food ingredients and products that can contribute to a better quality of life.
Scientific principles from the pharma industry are adhered in order to develop food products with a health claim in order to set new standards for legislation and scientific quality
Manufacturing is being performed by partners or subcontractors. The earning model includes a strong package of patents and market registrations that enable commercial partners to reach a large number of individuals in the risk groups with Newtricious' promising products.
For further information about the content of this press release, please contact: Jos Nelissen, CEO Newtricious, +31(0)478-578702, e-mail: [email protected]
SOURCE UBM Live and Newtricious