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Advisory Board


Created for the industry, by the industry.


Bringing together the most important voices in the Bio-Based industry


We are dedicated exclusively to supporting our industry long term; to help you in overcoming key challenges and help support the development of innovation and commercialisation. We work closely with industry experts in the form of our strategic Advisory Board to ensure our news portal and dedicated congresses reflect your key challenges and maximise your opportunity to meet and network with fellow industry leaders.
  • Thomas Grotkjær, Novozymes A/S
  • Joško Bobanović, Soffinova Partners
  • Bob Wedinger, Rennovia
  • Jean-Luc Dubois, Arkema
  • Dr.McLaughlin, BioIndustrial Innovation Center
  • Kathryn Sheridan, Sustainability Consult
  • Hans van der Pol, Corbion
  • Marco Jansen, Braskem
  • Babette Pettersen, BioAmber
  • René Backes, BASF
  • Alejandra Norén, Neste
  • Adrien Higson, NNFCC
  • Peter Wolfs, TNO
  • Corrine Young, Re:Chem
  • Karlheinz Hausmann, Dupont
  • Willem Vaessen, Deloitte Consulting B.V.
  • Stefano Facco, Novamont
  • Joško Bobanović, Partner, Sofinnova Partners
  • Puneet Trehan, IKEA
  • Sebastien Duprat de Paule, CHIMEX (L’Oréal)
  • Niklas Meine, Covestro
  • Tomi Nyman, Neste Oil

See the full speaker list  

Full list of Advisory Board Members:

Adrian Higson, Executive: Lead Consultant Biobased Products NNFCC
Alejandra Norén,
Director - Conventional and Renewables Solvents, Neste (Suisse) S.A.
Iain Gilmore,
Business Manager New Products, Johnson Matthey
Kathryn Sheridan,
CEO, Sustainability Consult
Hans van der Pol,
Director Strategic Marketing, Biobased Innovations, Corbion
Peter Wolfs,
Program Director, Sustainable Chemical Industry, TNO
Pieter Koning,
Chief Executive Officer, Clea Technologies B.V.
Willem Vaessen,
Director Chemical ValueChain, Deloitte Consulting B.V.
Marco Jansen,
Renewable Chemicals Europe and North America, Braskem Netherlands BV
Okko Ringena,
Senior Manager CBB Marketing, UPM Biochemicals
Sarah Hickingbottom,
Oleo & Bio Baed Chemicals, LMC International
Murray Mclaughlin,
Executive Director, Bioindustrial Industrial Innovation Centre, Canada
Matthias Schmid,
Manager Advanced Chemicals, Adidas AG
Michael Duetsch,
Director, UPM Biochemicals
Michael Saltzberg,
Business Development Director, Biomaterials, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
Corinne Young,
CEO, Corinne Young LLC
Stefano Facco,
New Business Development Director, Novamont
Hans Henrik Øvrebø,
CTO, Borregaard Exilva
Joško Bobanović,
Partner, Sofinnova Partners
Puneet Trehan,
Sustainability Innovation Director, IKEA
Sebastien Duprat de Paule,
Director R&D, CHIMEX (L’Oréal)
Patrick Van Bael,
Corporate Operations Sustainability Manager, DSM
Jean-Luc Dubois,
Scientific Director, Arkema
Karin Sperling,
Vice President Global New Business Development Chemcial Intermediates, BASF
Karlheinz Haussman,
Global Sustainability Technology Leader, Packaging and Industrial Polymers,
Niklas Meine,
Innovation Manager, Covestro
Lars Lundquist,
Packaging Environmental Sustainability Expert, Nestle
Timothy Cesarek,
Senior Vice President; Business Development, Enerkem
Avtar Matharu,
Deputy Director, Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, York University
Babette Pettersen,
Chief Commercial Officer, BioAmber
Prabhakar Nair,
VP Business Development, LanzaTech
Tomi Nyman,
Manager, Renewable Products, Neste Oil
Thomas Grotkjaer,
Senior Business Development Manager, Novozymes A/S
Robert Wedinger,
CEO, Rennovia
Luiza Roza,
Renewable Technology Engineer, Braskem
Sarah Hickingbottom,
Oleo & Bio Baed Chemicals, LMC International
Christian Kemp-Griffin,
CEO, CelluComp
Rukhsana Faiz Mann,
Process Safety & Sustainability Consultant, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
Sergio Treichler,
Executive Director, Federchimica
Emile Blomme,
Vice President, Stitching Managers Unlimited
Marcel Lubben,
President, Reverdia
René Backes,
Global New Business Development, Chemical Intermediates, BASF


Our Advisory Board Members include: