Faces of the Bioeconomy: 4 Minutes with Marcel van Berkel

June 25, 2017 |

Q: Most would know you, Marcel, from your days as an executive with GF Biochamicals. Tell us about the the new VanBerkel Consultancy.

A: With experience in business management, strategy, marketing, and development, VanBerkel Consultancy bridge your company to the next level of success. Offering support in defining and executing your business development and market strategy. They help you creating a business plan, conduct market research in your market sector to address unanswered issues, and gauge the resources you need—time, expertise, and people as well as money—to go to market.

Q: What geographies do you plan to serve?

A: Also for businesses who want to expand to oversees areas, VanBerkel Consultancy has alliance partners all over the world, e.g. in USA, Europe, Brazil, China, Japan and Thailand.

Q: What else is in your background, prior to GFB?

A: I have more than 20 years’ experience, now, in the sector. I have been driving business development in global science-based market leaders at Solvay, DSM, and shaping/executing a successful growth strategy in an entrepreneurial SME, GF Biochemcials.

Q: What specialties will you focus on?

A:  It’ll be a broad base of activity — besides business expertise and skills, we have specialized previously in bio-based monomers, renewable platform chemicals, bio- polymers and bio-materials.

Q: Where can people find out more?

A: At our website, here.

Q: When will we see you next on the industry circuit?

A: I’ll be at the BIO World Congress Bio 2017 in Montreal. See you there!

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