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Speakers 2022

The World BioEconomy Forum 2022 features prestigious speakers, all representing different areas of expertise within the bioeconomy. The programme is based on four theme areas of the World BioEconomy Forum. The program will consist of presentations and high level panel discussions.

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Jim Hourdequin

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Lyme Timber

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Stefan Bößner

Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Asia

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Sari Tasa

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finland

Wataru Mizunashi

Director General, Bioeconomy Unit, Technology Strategy Center, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation

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Matti Heikkilä

Chairman of the Kuusamo City Council

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Mary Maxon

Senior Fellow, Schmidt Futures

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Michael Jenkins

President & CEO, Forest Trends Association

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Yin Li

Professor, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

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Rainer Häggblom

Chairman of the Board, Häggblom & Partners

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Jeff Nuss

President and Chief Executive Officer, GreenWood Resources

Rafael Cayuela

EMEAI Senior Strategy Development Director, Corporate Chief Economist & the Chair of the EU Sustainability Leadership Team

Amanda Keogh

Amanda Keogh

GM Sustainability and Marketing, Circa Group

Virginia Puzzolo

Virginia Puzzolo

Head of Programme Bio-based industries, CBE JU

Adrian Leip

Bioeconomy Head of Sector at European Commission, DG Research & Innovation

Mark Wishnie

Mark Wishnie

Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of Landscape Capital, BTG Pactual

Philip Osano

Philip Osano

Center Director of Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Africa

Yitagesu Tegegne

Yitagesu Tegegne

Team Leader, Global Forest Governance, EFI Coordinator, Circular Bioeconomy Alliance

Antti Asikainen

Executive Vice President for Research, Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)

Hans-O. Pörtner

Hans-O. Pörtner

Professor Alfred Wegener Institute of Polar and Marine Research, AWI,Co-Chair, Working Group II IPCC

Ylwa Alwarsdotter

Ylwa Alwarsdotter

Executive Vice President Business Development at Sekab Biofuels & Chemicals

Tiina Nakari-Setälä

Tiina Nakari-Setälä

Head of Business Development at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.

Peep Pitk

Peep Pitk

Leading the way as Chief Development Officer at Fibenol

Pasi Vainikka

Pasi Vainikka

CEO and Co-Founder, Solar Foods

Francis-Elias Junker

Francis-Elias Junker

Area Sales Manager at ANDRITZ Laroche

Paulus Mungeyi

Paulus Mungeyi

Manager for the Biotechnology Division at the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST), Namibia

Aida Greenbury

Aida Greenbury

Global Sustainability Advisor

Jukka Kantola

Jukka Kantola

Founder, World BioEconomy Forum

Teresa Presas

Teresa Presas

Co-founder, World BioEconomy Forum Board

Mark Rushton

Mark Rushton

Co-Founder, Advisory Board

Dr. Christian Patermann

Dr. Christian Patermann

“Father” of the European Bioeconomy, Co-founder, Honorary Chair of the Advisory Board

Mark Rudnicki, Ph.D.

Mark Rudnicki, Ph.D.

Professor of Practice Forest Biomaterials, Michigan Technological University

Ludo Diels

Senior Advisor, Sustainable Chemistry Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Chair of the Advisory and Programming Group of Processes4Planet

Michael Nettersheim

Michael Nettersheim

Founding Partner, European Circular Bioeconomy Fund