IOI Loders Croklaan, producer of sustainable oils and fats for the food manufacturing industry, is strengthening its leadership team. IOI Loders Croklaan CEO Julian Veitch announced today that seasoned food veteran Holger Riemensperger will join the organization as Chief Operating Officer, Europe on April 1st, succeeding Loek Favre —who will take on the newly created role of Chief Technology Officer to further global innovation. Furthermore, Pedro Leal, passionate Sales and Marketing executive with 25 years B2B experience is appointed Sales Director Europe, reporting to Holger. In his role as COO, Holger will report to IOI Loders Croklaan’s CEO Julian Veitch, and will serve as a member of the Group Executive Leadership Team. “Holger’s deep experience, knowledge and outstanding operational skills will advance IOI Loders Croklaan further to competitive strength and forward growth. Especially his focus on innovation will boost our ambitious growth plans. An excellent match with our three company pillars Delivering on Ideas, Going the Extra Mile and Taking Responsibility. Both IOI Loders Croklaan and our customers will benefit with Holger as COO,” commented Veitch. Holger has over 20 years of cross-industry experience in driving positive change and is a highly experienced management consulting executive with a proven record of developing strategies and business operations that drive business results.