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Meet the Board and senior team

  • Hidde van der Wal

    Chief Executive Officer

    Hidde van der Wal


    Hidde joined Barentz in 1988 having initially qualified as a food technologist. He has worked throughout the organisation and is a truly focused and experienced international executive. From 1994 till 2000 he was VP at ADM’s Protein Division, and then joined Barentz as CEO being responsible for the growth of the business throughout Europe and the ongoing expansion into Asia.

  • Jos van der Linden

    Chief Financial Officer

    Jos van der Linden


    Jos began his Barentz career in 1997 working initially in the Dutch head office, but with his exceptional experience in mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and IT projects, he has helped grow the business and his role within the organisation. He is one of the chief reasons for Barentz’ continuing growth and financial strength.

  • Pavel Kratochvil

    Executive Vice President

    Pavel Kratochvil


    Pavel became part of the Barentz team with the expansion of the Barentz business into the Czech Republic in 1992. His background is in engineering and economics and he has driven the European growth, with his depth of experience in chemical and raw materials distribution.

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