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IQI welcomes new CFO/COO

June 01 2022 - News

CFO_COO_Lennard Smit

IQI Trusted Petfood Ingredients is pleased to announce the appointment of Lennard Smit as new CFO/COO. Effective May 1st, 2022, Lennard will be responsible for IQI’s finance & control, IT, operations and HR.


Lennard brings 20 years of experience in the human food sector, having previously worked in various supply-chain and finance positions at Leerdammer, Kerry Bio-Science and Westland Cheese (well-known from the famous Old Amsterdam brand). For the past 10 years, Lennard was CFO for Westland Cheese. He is now taking a step towards a more international working environment with a different dynamic due to Egeria’s private equity stake in IQI.

Lennard Smit: “I’m excited to start working at IQI and I look forward to a new challenge in the exciting world of pet food that is totally new to me!


At IQI Trusted Petfood Ingredients, Lennard’s mission includes giving strategic direction to IQI and continuously increasing IQI’s added value in the pet food supply chain. With the appointment of Lennard, IQI is further substantiating its ambitions and plans to expand the company’s strong position in Europe and North America.

Mark Oostendorp, CEO of IQI Trusted Petfood Ingredients: “A very warm welcome to Lennard who joins us in a time of strong growth. I look forward to teaming up with Lennard for accelerating our growth. His strong experience in both finance and supply chain management are very valuable in these times of sourcing and supply chain challenges.

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