Roeland van Eerten, M.Sc.
Roeland van Eerten is educated as a food technologist (M.Sc) and has years of experience in the infant nutrition business. He began his career in 2010 at Danone/Nutricia as a product developer for infant formulas. There he worked his way through the company becoming an expert in recipe formulation with a love for dairy. In 2019, Roeland joined FrieslandCampina ingredients for Early Life Nutrition to improve and develop new nourishing ingredients for infant nutrition market. In this role, he is responsible for projects from ideation to market launch. Essential within this role is to develop or fine-tune raw material and production processes to meet the requirements of all aspects, which are relevant for the end-consumer such as taste, composition, and packaging. Additionally, technical and legislative challenges were met and addressed throughout the projects’ lifespan. FrieslandCampina started lactoferrin production in the 1990’s. To support the growing demand for lactoferrin, the company is developing a new, more efficient process to extract lactoferrin from bovine milk.