About Us

At Food Safety Experts we are focused on getting you transformational results. Our trainings, Mastery Modules, Workshops, coaching and mentoring sessions are all about the HOW.
You already know the WHY. Why is it so important to implement Food Safety rules as mentioned in the GFSI-guidelines.
You already know the WHAT. WHAT needs to be implemented according to the GFSI-guidelines.
The challenge is all about the HOW of Food Safety.

HOW are you going to implement the food safety requirements in your organization?
HOW are you going to upgrade your food safety rules in your organization to decrease your complaints, to decrease the non-conformities, to decrease the food safety risks, to increase working together on food safety, to increase steps to take to make quickly progress?
HOW are you going to get everyone on board?
HOW are you going to get more satisfied customers and happy colleagues?

All our programs are focused on the HOW.
HOW to upgrade your food safety knowledge and implement with easy to use downloads. This way you will increase your food safety level quickly and have the knowledge about your food safety level in your organization.
HOW to get all your Stakeholders on board. Food Safety is a task for everyone. By implementing our Stakeholder Management food safety is embraced at all levels. Your clients and your colleagues will be more satisfied and happy.
HOW to implement what you have learned and make progress easily

Here’s the overview of our team members:

Kitty Appels

Kitty Appels

CEO

Kitty has a strong ability to connect with people and understand organizations at a deeper level. Kitty brings a broad experience to the table as change manager and next to this she has a strong background in due dilligence around the globe. Kitty is passionate about her family and loves nice food with a good glass of wine. When you meet Kitty, you must ask her what is her favourite country and why – she has some great stories to share!

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Rob Kooijmans

Rob Kooijmans

COO

Rob has a passion for strategy and leadership. In 2012, Rob left a successful corporate career to be able to help more companies than just the ones he would be employed at. Rob loves playing the piano and spends his free time with his family and in the garden. When you meet Rob in person, ask him what caused him to start his own company… you will be amazed to hear his story!

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Luis Fissore

Luis Fissore

Director Latin America

Luis brings a wealth of experience to the table – he has worked over 30 years in an international environment. Luis is fluent in Spanish, Portuges, Italian and English and understands businesses in minutes. In the past Luis ran his own tangerine farm in Agentina, and he can tell you all about it. Luis enjoys the good things in life (tasty piece of meat with a good wine and friends) and is always there for his family.

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Andrew Sedgwick

Andrew Sedgwick

Director Global Accounts

With over 35 years of farm-to-consumer experience in the food, dairy and beverage industries; Andrew has a history of developing business in new markets and geographies. In leading cross-functional teams from different disciplines he has driven strategic expansion and has created and successfully deployed business critical programs aligned to changing market needs. His leadership style fosters a climate of mutual trust, providing support over and above that expected. Andrew lives in Switzerland with his wife, has four children and a menagerie of pet animals. He is a passionate rugby fan, enjoys walking in the mountains, and is a connoisseur of Swiss cheeses.

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Rajnish Chhabra

Rajnish Chhabra

Director Pharma

Rajnish is a true pharmaceutical specialist – he has extensive experience in Quality and Regulatory Affairs in the global pharmaceutical industry. Rajnish is based in the Netherlands, but he travels extensively. He is fluent in English and Hindi and a little Dutch as well. When it comes to understanding pharmaceutical businesses , there is no other like Rajnish – he is up to speed in minutes. Rajnish is a proud father of two sons and he enjoys living in the one of the most beautiful, historical cities in the Netherlands. He would be a perfect tour guide if you were to visit him.

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Mark Ingwersen

Mark Ingwersen

Director Medical Devices

Mark is a versatile and seasoned quality leader and has broad experience with many markets such as the Medical Device, Food Packaging, Automotive and Chemical Industries. He has managed Quality Leaders from all over the world with different backgrounds and cultures. Mark speaks Dutch and English and lives in the most beautiful part of the Netherlands, namely South of Limburg. He can therefore tell you all about beautiful hiking and MTB tours and the Burgundian lifestyle in this beautiful hilly landscape. Mark is the proud father of two children who both study in Eindhoven.

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Sarah Finger

Sarah Finger

Management Assistant

Sarah Finger has amazing computer skills, she is the true backbone to the business and keeps an eye on every litte detail that matters to us and to all our clients. Next to being a great colleague and friend, Sarah is also a mother of two beautiful girls and ofcourse the perfect spouse. Sarah likes spending time with her family and she counts all the pets to that as well.

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We are constantly looking for new additions to our team. Do you have more than 20 years of experience in the international food industry, consulting experience and do you have a passing in helping others to grow and be successful – contact us, we would like to get to know you.