Rick Passenier has a Master’s degree in Industrial Design Engineering from Delft University of Technology and is founder and director at PACE Business Partners, a globally operating innovation consulting and venture building company specialised in bio-based and circular transformations. Rick has extensive working experience in up- and downstream bio-based markets, including feedstock, product and application development and works with leading players to create sustainable impact worldwide. Additionally Rick is ambassador of the Holland Circular Hotspot and Circular Economy design trainer at CIRCO.
Together with several leading PHA experts, Rick founded the Global Organization for PHA (GO!PHA), in 2019. GO!PHA is a non-profit initiative with ±30 industrial and academic partners, that aims at accelerating the development of the PHA-platform industry by focusing on technology, application and market development, and value chain collaboration.