Gisella Frijlink

Gisella Frijlink is owner of Frijlink interim & advice and CEO of NIZO Group, a leading contract research company in food & health, based in Food Valley. Gisella has a strong background as senior executive in the Food industry and at Research Institutes. She has operated as executive and non-executive board member for numerous organizations, including Beko, Wageningen University & Research, Eurofins Analytico, Frieslandcampina, CSK and Aviko Rixona, to name but a few.

Skills & expertise

  • (International) business development
  • Organizational development
  • Innovation
  • Marketing & Sales


I am interested to help startups, who work in the field of a clear societal challenge, in the field of life science & health to define their business case, position the startup in the marketplace and find their market opportunities.

Personal quote

“An idea is only great if you are able to inspire others with your idea and make them part of the success.”

Gisella Frijlink