Kerstin Schmidt

CCO Benelux & UK

Kerstin and her team are responsible for research and development as well as our marketing and activation, sustainability and strategic partnerships.

With over 18 years of experience at CSM Ingredients, Kerstin has held several roles with increasing scope and responsibility.

She has acted in various management positions in the company, including product development and innovation as well as business development. 

Prior to her current position, Kerstin was VP of Marketing Europe and Global VP in Bakery Products.

Prior to joining CSM Ingredients in 2002, Kerstin worked as the Head of Development, Innovation & Coffee Bar, at Tchibo after starting her professional career at Unilever in Germany and Russia.

Kerstin holds a degree in Food Chemistry from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.