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ENTREPRENEURIAL CEO FOR BIOAROMATICS VENTURE

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Description: 

Over the last years, KU Leuven and VITO have developed state of the art technology that allows to convert biomass (lignin as well as wood) into high value end-products, paving the way to transform a fossil based economy into a biomass based one. These technology developments have resulted in the design of two complementary pilot units ‘PILLAR I and II’ that are currently in their engineering phase. Both units will be operationalized in the course of 2021 and will form the key assets in a new venture that will be created in order to bring this biomass refining technology to the market. The primary goals of this venture are to upscale the technology from lab-scale volumes to market-ready volumes, using these pilot units, and to validate the high value end-products in real applications.


As part of this process, we are looking for an entrepreneurial CEO to lead this new venture. As CEO, you will be responsible for the general management as well as for the long-term strategy of this venture. Your main goal is to design and realize innovative sustainable business models within the emerging biobased business ecosystem. You will be the end responsible for securing new resources and strategic investments, with a long-term impact horizon. 

 

Are you a pragmatic, vision-driven leader with the ambition to contribute to a more sustainable society? Do you have the flexibility to work in an agile way towards a clear goal? Are you willing to help us launch this new venture (with a [possibly part time] starting phase of a few months as a self-employed consultant for VITO/KU Leuven? Then read on below.