Fred van Beuningen

Fred van Beuningen

Managing Partner

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.

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Fred van Beuningen

Managing Partner

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.

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Richard MacKellar

Managing Partner

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.

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Dr. Wal van Lierop

Founder & Managing Partner

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.

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Dr. Charles Haythornthwaite

Senior Partner

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. 

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Dr. Alfred Lam

Vice President

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. 

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Wendy Leong

Vice President, Finance

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.

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DANIELE MOLTINI

ASSOCIATE

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.

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