Fred Van Beuningen

Netherlands

Educated at the Business at Erasmus University in Rotterdam and at business school, Insead in Fontainebleau, France, Fred had worked as general manager, chief executive officer and board member for international industrial companies and as an entrepreneur.

He also successfully managed a number of business turn-around situations. His experience is highly international with emphasis on Europe and BRIC countries.

Fred serves on the investment advisory council of an international clean tech fund and on the Dutch ministerial bio renewable and business platform. His entrepreneurial activities are in health promotion and distributed energy and more recently in clean tech where the focus is on smart and bio based materials, as well as industrial biotechnology.

He has also started to act in public private roles to promote economic transition and the introduction of clean technologies. His expertise is in sustainability as business driver and innovation, as well as scaling up ventures.

Fred is board member of the Young Presidents Organization Sustainability network, member of the European Leadership Platform and mentor and board member of several technology ventures. He also is a board member of the Erasmus Center of Future Energy.