Dr. Ruud Overbeek is currently Chief, Business Development & Strategy of Decernis LLC, a Food Chain ID company, a leading provider of technology enabled solutions that allow companies to meet the safety, integrity, and transparency requirements of the global food supply chain. Decernis provides regulatory expertise and systems enabling consumer product safety compliance across 216 countries through unique, fully integrated, patented technology platforms covering over 100,000 regulations. Decernis’ risk management solutions help guide brands, manufacturers and ingredient suppliers’ business objectives through a fast and cost-effective go-to-market assessment to satisfy the necessary global compliance and safety requirements.
As a member of the executive management team, Ruud leads the company’s expansion of market position and outreach.
Previously Ruud was as Global Vice President responsible for Intertek’s Health, Environmental & Regulatory services business helping companies meet the regulatory and safety requirements in the areas Food and Feed, Food Contact Materials, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices, Chemicals and Ingredients, Cosmetics, and Sustainability. Prior to joining Intertek, Ruud worked for Avantium Technologies as Vice President of Intellectual Assets & Licensing, Business Development, Operations and Discovery. He started his career in ABB as Technology Development Manager.
Ruud is a co-editor of “Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Edition Focus Books”, a contributing Editor to “Good to Go Green, Managing Business Risks and Opportunities in the Age of Environmental Awareness” and an author of many peer reviewed publications. He is a member of several Associations, including The Royal Dutch Chemical Society, the Dutch Catalysis Society and was appointed to the Health and Beauty America Scientific Advisory Board. Ruud has achieved the DuPont Chemical Company Prize for Outstanding Independent Research and holds a Doctorate in Catalysis from Utrecht University.