Ben Rutten is Global Business Manager Milk & plant-based dairy alternatives at DSM Food Specialties. He oversees the Global Milk Ingredients market segment with a focus on high-quality lactase enzymes like Maxilact® Super, Maxilact® LGi and Maxilact® Smart, the Delvotest portfolio and plant-based dairy alternatives portfolio.
Ben has been active in the dairy and savory industry for 12 years at DSM Food Specialties, where he held the positions of Regional Sales Manager Middle-East Africa/South-East Asia and Global Key Account manager for DSM Savory Ingredients. His cross-cultural work experience coupled with his broad B2B food knowledge makes him a highly valued partner in the global food specialty market.
Ben holds a master’s degree in Business Administration, Operations and Logistics Management from Tilburg University, and he also holds a master’s degree in Change Management from the Erasmus University, both obtained in The Netherlands. With extensive experience in the food industry, Ben is passionate about contributing to a healthier, more sustainable food system that adds value for both customers and consumers.