Ingrid Damen is the Global Business Development Manager at DSM Food Specialties. She has a passion for promoting sustainability and is an expert in building new markets in the food and beverage sector. In her role at DSM, she focuses on furthering growth and development of the yeast extract portfolio to deliver high quality authentic taste or to use them as high quality nutrients to optimize fermentation processes.
Ingrid has a master’s degree in biotechnology from the University of Twente (UT) and over the last 15 years has been active in the field of Biopreservation and worked with bio actives, cultures and enzymes. In 2020 she joined the DSM Savory team focusing on yeast extract solutions. Her extensive experience allows Ingrid to quickly learn about new markets and to bring in her in-depth knowledge of the different sectors and technologies. The business development expertise and passion for sustainability make her the ideal partner to our customers wishing to develop longer-lasting, high-quality, great-tasting food and beverage products.