The bioeconomy is innovation, the result of the skills and passion of researchers and managers able to create value and new high-qualified jobs. At the end of 2014 Il Bioeconomista launched a new initiative: The 10 Most Innovative Bioeconomy CEOs.
We have asked a panel of world bioeconomy experts to tell us the Chief Executive Officers that have stood out as the most innovative during the last year.
Now we ask you to choose the most innovative CEO responding to our survey (open till December 10 at 6 pm, Western European Time).
The most innovative CEO 2016 was Ken Richards (CEO of Leaf Resources)
The most innovative CEO 2017 was Tony Duncan (CEO of Circa Group)
The most innovative CEO 2018 was Jürgen Eck (CEO of BRAIN AG)
This is the result in 2019 (in alphabetical order)
Veronique de Bruijn, Photanol (Netherlands)
Marc Delcourt, Global Bioenergies (France)
Patrick R. Gruber, Gevo (USA)
Jennifer Holmgren, LanzaTech (New Zealand-USA)
Jason Kelly, Ginkgo BioWorks (USA)
Alex Michine, MetGen (Finland)
Christophe Schilling, Genomatica (USA)
Charlie Shaver, Nouryon (Netherlands)
Richard Troyer, Comet Bio (Canada)
Tom Van Aken, Avantium (Netherlands)