SPEAKERS

Meet our incredible speaker lineup

The following bioeconomy pioneers have already confirmed they will be speaking at World Bio Markets 2024.

We’ll be releasing the full agenda shortly so watch this space!

Billy Hagstrom

CEO & Co-Founder
Bluestem Biosciences

Timothy Bauer

Vice President
Green Plains

Sarah Jelken

Vice President Industrial Segment – Starches, Sweeteners & Texturizers
Cargill

Fredric Petit

Partner
Emerald Technology Ventures

Fabien Deswarte

Strategic Partnerships for Sustainability Group Leader
L’Oreal

Willem Rensink

Category Group Director – R&D Hygiene Home & Innovation Partnerships
Reckitt

Virginia Puzzolo

Head of CBE JU Programme Unit
Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU)

Professor Paul Freemont

Head of Structural & Synthetic Biology
Imperial College London

Rusty Pittman

Vice President Business Development
DMC

Karin Molenveld

Program Manager Renewable Plastics
Wageningen University and Research

Kathryn Sheridan

CEO & Founder
Sustainability Consult

Carolin Przibylla

Raw Material Innovation Analyst
Fashion For Good

Jan Weernink

Global Category Director
ADM Industrial BioSolutions

Rob van der Meij

Partner
Capricorn Partners

K.C. Belitz

Director
Nebraska Department of Economic Development

Lara Dammer

Head of Department Economy & Policy
nova-Institute

Emma Baxter

Business Development Manager
Circa / Will & CO

Michael Carus

Founder & CEO
nova-Institute

Damien Perriman

Chief Business Development Officer
Gevo

Chloé Marteel

Marketing & Communication Manager
Leaf by Lesaffre

Mark Weustink

Head of Sustainable Investments/Managing Director
ING

Jason Robinson

CEO
Evoco

Douwina Bosscher

CTO – Director of Innovation
oleon

Michael Nettersheim

Managing Partner
European Circular Bioeconomy Fund

Dirk den Ouden

VP Circular Chemicals
Stora Enso

Karin Fosberg

President BU Energy Separation, VP Energy Division
Alfa Laval Technologies

Peter Steen Mortensen

Director – Head of Public Affairs
Novonesis

Kirsten Herben-Steinbusch

Program Director
Biobased Circular

Dr Colleen Walker

Director of UMaine’s Process Development Center
University of Maine

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