Nederlands Bakkerij Centrum / FOODBASE
Rosella Koning obtained two Master’s degrees, in Nutrition & Health and Food Safety at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. During her theses she did research on toxin identification methods, as well as on heat resistant bacterial spores. She expanded her scientific and social interest during several functions related to quality assurance of education of BSc and MSc programmes at several universities in the Netherlands. She was also affiliated with the development of student start-ups in Wageningen, helping with writing business plans and attaining funding.
For two years she worked at Dutch food innovation company TOP B.V. Here she focused on expanding business by scientific backing of their innovative preservation technologies to elongate shelf life and food safety with remaining product freshness. Thereafter she worked for close to 2 years in the New Business Development department at Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH, based in Germany. Here her focus was on the development of innovative food ingredients by exploring both the scientific opportunities as well as in-depth market analysis. Since mid 2016 she joined the Nederlands Bakkerij Centrum / Foodbase as project manager within the Marketing and Communication team in the Netherlands.