Speakers 2020 - Virtual forum

Speakers 2020 - Virtual forum

Speakers 2020

Mariya Gabriel
Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
European Commission

Walter Schalka
President
Suzano

Ahmed Fahmi
Chief of the Section of Innovation and Capacity Building
Natural Sciences sector at UNESCO

Mercedes Alonso
Executive Vice President, Renewable Polymers and Chemicals
Neste

Jari Leppä
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry
Government of Finland

Michael Nettersheim
Founding partner
European Circular Bioeconomy Fund

Josko Bobanovic
Partner at Sofinnova Partners
Manager of the Sofinnova Industrial Biotechnology Fund

Andrea Noske
Head of Division "Sustainable Economy; Bio-Economy"
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Petteri Taalas
Secretary-General
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Mette L. Wilkie
Director of the Forestry Policy and Resources Division
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Dr. Christian Patermann
"Father" of European bioeconomy
Former Director EU Commission and Advisor to the German Government on bioeconomy matters

Teresa Presas
Board Member and Senior Consultant
The Navigator Company

Niklas von Weymarn
CEO
Metsä Spring Ltd

Pasi Laine
CEO
Valmet

Courtney Lowrance
Head of EMEA Sustainability & Corporate Transitions Group (SCT)
Citibank

Annica Bresky
CEO
Stora Enso

Andrea Boltho
Emeritus Fellow
Magdalen College, Oxford University

Felipe Ortega Schlingmann
Deputy Advisor
Agribusiness and Rural Development Division, European Investment Bank (EIB)

Michael Carus
Founder and Managing Director
nova-Institute

Ludo Diels
Research Manager, Sustainable Chemistry
Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Vice-chair of the Public-private-partnership SPIRE

Alex Michine
Founder and CEO
MetGen

Jim Philp
Policy Analyst
Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD

Mark Rudnicki, Ph.D.
Professor of Practice
Forest Biomaterials, Michigan Technological University

Dr. Jyrki Kangas
Professor of Forest Bioeconomy, Head of the School of Forest Sciences
University of Eastern Finland

Carol N. Ibe
Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Cambridge, UK

David Brand
Chief Executive Officer
New Forests Asset Management Pty Limited

Alois Kindler
Principal Scientist
BASF

Aida Greenbury
Global Sustainability Advisor

Mark Rushton
Media Consultant and Senior Editor

Jukka Kantola
Chairman of the Advisory Board
World BioEconomy Forum

Eddie Peace
Leader, Bioproduct Development
West Fraser

Ricardo Abramovay
Professor
University of São Paulo

Takanori Nagano
Professor
Kobe University