Niels E. Hower is a new member of the management board at BENEO

13-Jul-2023 - Germany

Niels E. Hower is a new member of the management board of BENEO GmbH, one of the leading manufacturers of functional ingredients for food, feed and pharmaceutical applications. In his role, Hower is responsible for the plant-based protein portfolio, which includes in particular ingredients from field beans and texturized wheat protein, as well as the Meatless businesses. Meatless specializes in plant-based texturates and was acquired by BENEO last year.


Niels E. Hower is a new member of the management board at BENEO

Hower has an MBA in economics and more than 25 years of experience in wholesale, retail and life sciences. During his career, he has held several senior positions, including commodity group and product management and operations. Prior to his new role at BENEO, Hower was EVP global purchasing at Fresenius Kabi. He also co-founded the Doctor Chococo brand, which launched the first chocolate bar with vitamin D and other health-promoting ingredients.

Commenting on his new position, Hower says, "I am very excited to now be part of the BENEO team. The company's application and nutritional expertise and years of experience have made it a leader in prebiotic fiber, functional carbohydrates and rice ingredients. It is my goal to grow both the plant-based protein business and the Meatless business in a similar way. The demand for plant-based alternatives is growing. So it's important for us to move quickly into new markets and expand our product line to meet the different needs of the market for meat and fish alternatives."

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