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Michel van Spankeren

Business Development Manager
Michel van Spankeren
Protix
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Born and raised in the province of Zeeland in the Netherlands, Michel has grown a strong passion for the aquatic environment as a child and translated that into his personal mission of making aquaculture more sustainable. He has been involved in aquaculture since 2012 and gained experience in research, farming and nutrition through various employments at hatcheries, research institutions and feed companies. He has built his theoretical background in aquaculture at Wageningen University where he obtained two master degrees in 2018: in aquaculture & marine resource management (specialisation in aquaculture) and in animal sciences (specialisation in animal nutrition). Prior to his employment at Protix, he has gained experience at feed companies such as Skretting and De Heus. He first joined Protix at a technical position. Currently, he is working in the commercial side of Protix' business as Business Development Manager with main focus on Aquaculture. In his role, he is striving to help the (sea)food value chain translate circular ingredients into sustainable seafood propositions.