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Tom Van Aken

CEO
Chemistry
Avantium
Netherlands

Biography

he hold a Master’s Degree in Chemistry from the Utrecht University in the Netherlands and worked at DSM from 1996 till 2002. At DSM he did various commercial positions, primarily in DSM’s fine chemicals and life sciences business in the USA and the Netherlands.In 2002, he joined Avantium as Vice-President of Business Development and became Chief Executive Officer of Avantium in 2005. At Avantium he had led the company through the transition to become a focused chemical and cleantech company by divesting its pharmaceutical business and by the development of the YXY technology.

Research Interest

green materials and fuels

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