About Us

The Food Safety Experts is a young organization, operating in Western Europe from our Amsterdam office, in Canada from our Toronto office and in Latin America from our office in Cordoba, Argentina.

Hoewel onze organisatie nog jong is, hebben we alleen doorgewinterde consultants in dienst met uitgebreide managementervaring in de internationale voedingsmiddelenindustrie. De combinatie van diepgaande kennis van de voedingsmiddelenindustrie, managementervaring en een passie voor voedselveiligheid is wat ons uniek maakt. We spreken samen Nederlands, Engels, Frans, Duits, Hindi, Italiaans, Portugees en Spaans.

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 brengt een schat aan ervaring mee - hij heeft meer dan 30 jaar in een internationale omgeving gewerkt. Luis spreekt vloeiend Spaans, Portuges, Italiaans en Engels en begrijpt bedrijven in enkele minuten. In het verleden runde Luis zijn eigen mandarijnenboerderij in Agentinië, en hij kan u er alles over vertellen. Luis geniet van de goede dingen in het leven (lekker stuk vlees met een goede wijn en vrienden) en is er altijd voor zijn familie.

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David Jones

David Jones

Director UK & Europe

David has four decades of experience in the food and beverage industry and is a trusted leader at the highest level. He has worked with and led teams from all over the world, is an inclusive leader who embraces diversity and is respectful of different cultural and regional approaches. David lives in the United Kingdom with his wife and has three children. He loves walking, especially in the mountains, rugby, cricket, old Mercedes cars, cooking and great food, beer and wine. Did you know David holds a Diploma in Wines and Spirits? He can tell you everything on good wines and beers!

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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 zijn voortdurend op zoek naar nieuwe toevoegingen aan ons team. Heb je meer dan 20 jaar ervaring in de internationale voedingsmiddelenindustrie, consulting ervaring en heb je een voorliefde voor het helpen van anderen om te groeien en succesvol te zijn - neem contact met ons op, we willen je graag leren kennen.