Food ingredients giant Danisco has appointed Gilles van Nieuwenhuyzen as president of its enablers division.

Also a member of the firm’s executive committee, Nieuwenhuyzen will join Danisco from 1 September.

A native of the Netherlands and an experienced international executive, Nieuwenhuyzen most recently worked for ingredients firm CSM between 2001 and 2007.

“Bringing broad experience from running sizeable global businesses, we look forward to Gilles’ contribution in developing our organisation in line with becoming first choice,’ said Tom Knutzen, Danisco CEO.

Danisco last week snapped up South African dairy ingredients business Research Solutions.