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.

Dr. Christian Haessler

Global Head of Circular Economy, Covestro

Jarmo Heinonen

Jarmo Heinonen

Senior Director at Innovation Ecosystems, Business Finland

Ben Vickers

Ben Vickers

Land Use, Forests and Ecosystems Senior Specialist, Green Climate Fund

Petri Rasinmäki

Petri Rasinmäki

Vice President, Board and Paper Mills Business Unit, Valmet

Catia Bastioli

Catia Bastioli

CEO, Novamont Group

Constance Ißbrücker

Constance Ißbrücker

Head of Environmental Affairs, Bioplastics Europe

Mika Lintilä

Mika Lintilä

Minister of Economic Affairs, Finnish government

Marco Eikelenboom

Marco Eikelenboom

CEO, Sappi Europe

Fernando Leite

Fernando Leite

CEO, Lipor

Philipp Morgenthaler

Philipp Morgenthaler

Head of Manufacturing, Circa Group

Ole Jørgen Marvik

Ole Jørgen Marvik

Special Advisor for Life Sciences at Innovation Norway

John Bell

John Bell

Director Healthy Planet, DG Research & Innovation at European Commission

Karolien Vanbroekhoven

Karolien Vanbroekhoven

Research Manager Sustainable Chemistry, VITO

Nils Torvalds

Nils Torvalds

Member of European Parliement

Petro Lahtinen

CEO and Founder, Woodio

My Hanh

President of Research Center for Conservation of Natural Resources, University of Sciences- Vietnam National University of HCMC

Arne Tobian

Arne Tobian

PHD Researcher, Stockholm Resilience Centre

Rainer Häggblom

Rainer Häggblom

Chairman of the Board, Häggblom & Partners

Yin Li

Professor, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Michael Jenkins

Michael Jenkins

CEO, Founding President, Forest Trends

Mary Maxon

Mary Maxon

Senior Fellow, Schmidt Futures

Matti Heikkilä

Matti Heikkilä

Chairman of the Kuusamo City Council

Wataru Mizunashi

Wataru Mizunashi

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

Sari Tasa

Sari Tasa

Senior Advisor, The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finland

Stefan Bößner

Stefan Bößner

Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Asia

Jim Hourdequin

Jim Hourdequin

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Lyme Timber

Jeff Nuss

Jeff Nuss

President and Chief Executive Officer, GreenWood Resources

Rafael Cayuela

Rafael Cayuela

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

Virginia Puzzolo

Virginia Puzzolo

Head of Programme Bio-based industries, CBE JU

Adrian Leip

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

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

EVP Business Development, Sekab BioFuels & Chemicals AB

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, Co-Founder, World BioEconomy Forum

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), Professor Emeritus at Antwerp University, Chair of the Advisory and Programming Group of Processes4PlanetT

Flora Ismail Tibazarwa

Programme Director, Southern African Innovation Support Programme (SAIS)

Helder Barbalho

Governor of the state of Pará, Greetings from the World BioEconomy Forum 2021 host

Michael Nettersheim

Michael Nettersheim

Founding Partner, European Circular Bioeconomy Fund

Matthias Zscheile

Matthias Zscheile

Membership Director – World BioEconomy Circle, World BioEconomy Forum

Jim Philp

Jim Philp

Science and Technology Policy Analyst, OECD