SPEAKERS

Meet our incredible speaker lineup

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

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Sasha Calder

Head of Impact
Geno

Margherita Guaschino

Product Innovation Manager
PVH/Tommy Hilfiger

Simon Whitmarsh-Knight

Global Sustainability Director – Textiles
Hyosung

Fabien Deswarte

Strategic Partnerships for Sustainability Group Leader
L’Oreal

Yap Chie Cheung

Managing Director Renewable Chemistries
Avantium

Billy Hagstrom

CEO & Co-Founder
Bluestem Biosciences

Sjoerd Dijkstra

Director Sustainability Strategy & Excellence Adhesive Technologies
Henkel

Timothy Bauer

Vice President
Green Plains

Oliver Dorn

Material Specialist Textile Innovation
On

Sarah Jelken

Vice President Industrial Segment – Starches, Sweeteners & Texturizers
Cargill

Norbert Baum

Senior Executive Manager Global Business Development Chemicals
QIRA

Tom van Aken

Chief Executive Officer
Avantium

Dana Noble

Senior Sustainability Specialist Footwear & Accessories
PVH/Tommy Hilfiger

Peter Steen Mortensen

Director – Head of Public Affairs
Novonesis

Christian Lenges

Venture Director
IFF

Dirk den Ouden

VP Circular Chemicals
Stora Enso

Lucy Nattrass

Principal
AFRY

Willem Rensink

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

Wieteke Wouters

Program Director and deputy Managing Director
Hollandbio

Kirsten Herben-Steinbusch

Program Director
Biobased Circular

Karin Molenveld

Program Manager Renewable Plastics
Wageningen University and Research

Kathryn Sheridan

CEO & Founder
Sustainability Consult

Virginia Puzzolo

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

Carolin Przibylla

Raw Material Innovation Analyst
Fashion For Good

Professor Paul Freemont

Head of Structural & Synthetic Biology
Imperial College London

Isabelle Malcuit

CSO
Algentech

Dr Colleen Walker

Director of UMaine’s Process Development Center
University of Maine

Nicolas Sordet

CEO
AFYREN

Fredric Petit

Partner
Emerald Technology Ventures

Rebecca Kelley

European Product Marketing Manager
Woolmark

Philippe Pouchot-Rouge

Vice President Sales EMEA, ADM BioSolutions
ADM

Mark Weustink

Head of Sustainable Investments/Managing Director
ING

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

Alessandro Napoli

Vice President – Product Development
Circa / Will & CO

Rusty Pittman

Vice President Business Development
DMC

Michael Carus

Founder & CEO
nova-Institute

Damien Perriman

Chief Business Development Officer
Gevo

Chloé Marteel

Marketing & Communication Manager
Leaf by Lesaffre

Gavin McIntyre

Co-Founder & Chief Commercialization Officer
Ecovative

Karin Fosberg

President BU Energy Separation, VP Energy Division
Alfa Laval Technologies

Douwina Bosscher

CTO – Director of Innovation
Oleon

Michael Nettersheim

Managing Partner
European Circular Bioeconomy Fund

Katja Salmenkivi

Sales Director
Metsä Fibre

Nicolo Giusti

Director Sourcing & Production Footwear
PVH/Tommy Hilfiger

Bram Kerssemakers

Program Manager
Protein Port Network

Xandra Weinbeck

Senior Business Development Manager – Materials – Circular Economy
Invest-NL

Patrick McDowell

Creative Director & Founder
Patrick McDowell

Fredrik Malmfors

CEO
Lignin Industries

Mateusz Wielopolski

CEO, Founder
Plastic. Climate. Future. / ÆVOLUTION®

Robert Nolles

Trusted Advisor & Business Development Expert

John Sewell

Co-founder
Plastic. Climate. Future.

Dick Carmical

CEO
The Price Companies

Charlotte Borst

Innovation Manager
Fashion For Good

Claudia Coelho

Technology Scouting Manager
Technip Energies

Martin Kavšček

Head of Business Development
Acies Bio

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