BENEO, a manufacturer of functional ingredients for food, feed, and pharma, announced the appointment of Olivier Roques as CEO and a new member of its executive board of directors at BENEO GmbH, effective June 2024. 

With an engineering degree in agronomics and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Roques brings more than three decades of experience within the international ingredients industry to this new role. He started his career in the dairy and flavor industries, followed by more than twenty years in leadership roles in the USA and Europe at Agrana Fruit, a world-leading manufacturer of fruit preparations. This included positions in sales, food safety and quality, and new product development. Prior to his new role at BENEO, Olivier was positioned as CEO of Agrana Fruit Europe. 

In addition to being BENEO’s new CEO, Olivier will also be responsible for overseeing all sales and marketing as BENEO’s new chief sales officer, succeeding Dominic Speleers. His appointment comes at a pivotal time as BENEO’s product portfolio of plant-based functional ingredients continues to grow in diversity.