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Board

Pavel KratochvilExecutive Vice President
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 been driving the European growth of Barentz, with his depth of experience in chemical and ingredients distribution.
Hidde van der Wal - Chief Executive Officer
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 re-joined Barentz as CEO. Hidde had led Barentz through the growth of the business throughout Europe and has initiated the expansion into Asia.
Jos van der Linden – Chief Financial Officer
Jos began his Barentz career in 1997 in the Dutch head office. With his exceptional experience in mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and IT projects, he has continuously made the growth of the business possible. Jos likes to be independent and that is exactly one of his ambitions for Barentz: to remain financially independent and strong.

Latest News

01 - 03 - 2017
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands, March 01, 2017 – Barentz International has established a Joint Venture with Vita Co., Ltd., a well-recognized ingredients distributor in Thailand, to further strengthen its activities within the Food Ingredients segment in Southeast Asia. Vita's profound knowledge of the Thai market and its well-established customer network will be an asset for Barentz, while Vita's product portfolio will be greatly widened with Barentz' product range and production facilities in the region.
14 - 11 - 2016
Barentz announces the acquisition of the majority shares in Globe Ingredients, a fast growing international raw material trader and distributor based in Holland, Serbia, China and Colombia. Globe Ingredients’ core business is in vitamins and amino acids, mainly for the feed industry, which further strengthens Barentz’ position as an animal nutrition provider while also taking the business into new geographic regions.
18 - 04 - 2016
Parabel USA Inc, winner of the 2015 IFT Innovations Award for its LENTEIN plant protein, and Barentz proudly announce the signing of an exclusive worldwide distribution agreement for Parabel’s novel range of plant based protein ingredients for food and feed, as well as for plant based personal care ingredients.