Educated in business at Erasmus University in Rotterdam and INSEAD, France, Fred has worked as a General Manager, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Board member for international industrial companies and as an entrepreneur.
Fred started his career with Royal Dutch Shell. His international industry experience spans Europe and Asia; ranging from oil, chemicals and industrial gas to packaging, logistics and shipping. More recently he served as Director of Innovation at global chemicals company AkzoNobel where he also helped to integrate sustainability into the company’s strategy.
Fred serves on the investment advisory council of an international cleantech fund and on the investment committee of a regional development company. His entrepreneurial activities are in health promotion and cleantech.
His expertise is in technology, innovation, sustainability and scaling up ventures. Fred served as Board member of the Young President’s Organisation’s Sustainability Network, mentors several technology ventures and sits on the Advisory Board of the Erasmus University Center of Future Energy.
Fred’s international network allows him to connect with technology institutes, venture and growth investors and technology research companies, as well as corporate venture funds. His interest in technology, talent and business model innovation drew him to Industry 4.0, robotics and AI applied to industrial innovation and some of society’s challenges.
Fred is a Managing Partner based in the Netherlands. His industry expertise spans C-level, Executive Board and CEO positions in oil & gas, chemicals, logistics, innovation and sustainability, and scaling up ventures.
Richard is a Managing Partner based in Vancouver. He is an entrepreneur and startup CEO with industry expertise in electric power, material science, mining and metals.
Wal is the Founder of Chrysalix and a Managing Partner based in Vancouver. He launched Chrysalix in 2001 and is recognised for his expertise and thought leadership in industrial innovation, energy and cleantech.
Charlie is a Senior Partner based in the United Kingdom. He leads the opportunity recognition and investment selection process in the Chrysalix RoboValley Fund and has a special interest in mining innovation.
Alfred is a Vice President based in Vancouver. He has incubated and launched ventures from academia and is involved in the development of investment theses, deal sourcing and due diligence with a special interest in energy and resource productivity.
Wendy is the Vice President of Finance based in Vancouver. She has nearly 25 years of experience in private equity investment management and works closely with the investment team on valuation and finance matters.
Daniele is an Associate based in the United Kingdom. He is responsible for developing investment theses and deal sourcing. He has a special interest for companies working in the area of Data Analytics and Machine Learning.
Matthias is a former member of the Executive Committee and Director of Projects & Technology at Royal Dutch Shell. His previous roles include Executive VP of Development & Technology, Managing Director of Shell Deepwater Services and Director of Petroleum Development Oman.
Mark is the former Chief Marketing Officer at GE Energy responsible for $45B in business including thermal & renewable power generation; oil & gas exploration, development & transport; electric transmission & distribution; and industrial controls.
Michael has expertise in executive management, private equity and finance in the natural resource and energy sectors. He was a longstanding executive at Westcoast Energy where he served as Chairman and CEO, CFO and a corporate development executive. Michael is the Director and Founder of Dornoch Capital and is a Director on multiple boards.
John is the former VP, Technology and Development at Teck Resources. John left Teck to form PetraScience Consultants Inc., providing exploration and technology services to the mining industry. He is the Wold Professor in Environmental Balance for Human Sustainability at Cornell University.
Stefan is the CEO at Nauto, an AI platform for urban mobility. Previous roles include consulting Professor at the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University; and Director at McKinsey where he cofounded the Cleantech and Sustainability Transformations practice. Stefan is the co-author of the Resource Revolution.
Peter’s expertise is in growth and innovation, natural resources and energy, software, technology commercialization and corporate venture capital. His former senior leadership roles include GE and Computer Associates. Peter is a senior fellow at the Kellogg Innovation Network and a Partner at Clareo.