Here at New Generation Nutrition we have a passionate team working on projects, innovations and all things insects!


Marian Peters BSc. MBA – Chief Executive Officer

Marian studied Applied Sciences in Wageningen. In 2012 she earned her MBA degree in Business Creation in Food and Health. Marian has 15 years of experience initiating and executing (commercial) employment projects (Randstad), innovative projects (including EU projects) and has experience for drafting policy, labour and agricultural innovation projects. Since 2004, Marian has been the entrepreneur and co-founder of Venik (Dutch Insect Breeders Society) and the International InsectCentre (Cooperative, 2013).


Marleen Vrij MSc. – Chief Operating Officer

Marleen studied Food Technology in Wageningen, working as a Process & Feed Technologist at Nutreco for nearly 20 years. Marleen is experienced in product and process development for new materials, particularly in the feed industry. Marleen also has significant experience in the application of novel ingredients with regards to their nutritional value, cost efficiency and usability. Marleen has an extensive network in the world of process technology and feed.


Mark van de Ven – Insect Rearing Consultant

After setting up his first insect farm in 1998, Mark has gained extensive knowledge in the field of insect rearing. Having designed and built several insect farms, including mass rearing systems, Mark is our in-house expert for all things related to insect rearing systems and the insect market, being particularly experienced with mealworms, lesser mealworms, maggots and morio worms.



Mohammad Al Shikh – Assistant in Research, Development and Quality


Mohammad, with a background in chemical engineering and industrial production in the food industry, he brings 22 years of extensive experience. In particular, Mohammad specialises in production health and safety, raw materials selection and quality control.



Femke Obbema BSc. – Business Manager


Femke is the “spider in the web” who manages the business administration and keeps everything running smoothly. Femke is involved in the organization of events such as seminars and symposiums and is experienced in managing connections in the NGN network.



We also have strong team of students working with us on various areas of research and business development:

Floris van der Plas – Research Assistant

Poppy Eyre – Project & Business Development