Lennard Smit was appointed new CFO and COO effective from May 1.

Smit can look back on 20 years of experience in the human food industry, such as different positions in the finance sectors of Leerdammer, Kerry Bio-Science and Westland Cheese.

At IQI, Smit will take the responsibility for finances, IT, operations and human resources. He will be in charge of the strategic direction to strengthen IQI‘s position among other pet food companies and the presemce in Europe and North America.

“I’m excited to start working at IQI and I look forward to a new challenge in the exciting world of pet food that is totally new to me,” Smit said.

“A very warm welcome to Lennard who joins us in a time of strong growth,” said Mark Oostendorp, chief executive officer of IQI. “I look forward to teaming up with Lennard for accelerating our growth. His strong experience in both finance and supply chain management are very valuable in these times of sourcing and supply chain challenges.”

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