Sanne Melles has developed his interest and expertise in the food ingredients and biotech industry through multiple (exec and non-exec) board positions. Most recently, as CEO of Royal CSK he has overseen building and ultimately the sale of this leading dairy ingredients company to Royal DSM in 2019. In addition, he is advising various start-ups developing next generation food ingredients, and he is liaised with an early stage impact investor.
A MSc (Delft) and MBA (Insead) by training, his genuine curiosity helps him to study/observe and appropriately understand technology, people, culture and apply to the benefit of the business/company/stakeholders. Sanne enjoys acting on the interface of science and business and is excited about the prospect of biotech to drive the protein transition and sustainability in food at large.