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Barentz appoints CEO for Asia Pacific

Source:Barentz     Date:2022-01-07
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Barentz International B.V., a global life science ingredients distributor, has appointed Daniel Hitz as the new CEO for APAC, starting from 17 January 2022. 

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Daniel Hitz, CEO for Barentz APAC

Hitz brings over 30 years of strategic and operational business experience across Asia Pacific, Australia-New Zealand, and Europe regions in a diverse range of customer, commercial, business development, and technical roles. He was last associated with OFI Olam where he held the role of VP Business Development. Prior to this, he was with Kerry Ingredients for over 16 years, as a member of the Executive Management Team. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science specializing in Food Technology from the University of Western Sydney, Australia.

Hidde van der Wal, CEO of Barentz commented‘We warmly welcome Daniel as our new CEO for APAC. We have entered our next phase of growth and expansion, and one of the key areas for growth is APAC. Our local partners and teams have already achieved some great results in human nutrition and personal care and with the recent acquisition of Gangwal in India, we also have a firm stepping stone for growth in the pharmaceutical market. Daniel has great experience in the APAC ingredient business, and he reports to our APAC responsible executive board member Kees Schepers.’

Barentz sources branded specialty ingredients from leading manufacturers worldwide. Their ingredient experts provide value-added technical support which includes pre-mixing, blending, ingredient formulation and ingredient testing from its state-of-the-art, customized formulation centers and application laboratories in EMEA, Americas and Asia-Pacific.

Established in 1953, the company has operations in more than 60 countries with a strong presence in Europe and North America, and a rapidly growing network in Latin America and Asia-Pacific. With a turnover of €1.85 billion, the company employs around 1,750 people worldwide and serves over 21,000 customers.



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