The 2020 that is drawing to a close has been a really tough year for the world population. The pandemic has exposed many of the limitations of our economic and social model. It’s time for a profound change that cannot ignore the circular and sustainable bioeconomy. The circular bioeconomy is innovation, the result of the skills and passion of researchers and managers able to create value and new high-qualified jobs, reconciling economy, society and the environment. 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 11 at 7.30 am, Western European Time).
The most innovative CEO 2016 was Ken Richards (CEO of Leaf Resources, Australia)
The most innovative CEO 2017 was Tony Duncan (CEO of Circa Group, Australia)
The most innovative CEO 2018 was Jürgen Eck (CEO of BRAIN AG, Germany)
The most innovative CEO 2019 was Alex Michine (CEO of MetGen, Finland)
This is the result of 2020 (in alphabetical order)
Catia Bastioli, Novamont (Italy)
Veronique de Bruijn, Photanol (Netherlands)
Jennifer Holmgren, LanzaTech (USA)
Matt Lipscomb, DMC Bio (USA)
Christophe Schilling, Genomatica (USA)
Simão Soares, SilicoLife (Portugal)
Marcus Steilemann, Covestro (Germany)
David Sudolsky, Anellotech (USA)
Peter Vanacker, Neste (Finland)
Sytze van Stempvoort, Peelpioneers (Netherlands)