SusChem Stakeholder Event 2018


Scheduled speakers are subject to change.

This year’s stakeholder event will feature an exciting speaker line-up from industry, academia, research technology organisations (RTOs) and EU institutions. With the European Commission (EC) communication on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) released in May and the overall structure of Horizon Europe, this year’s stakeholder event is happening at a critical moment in the policy cycle. Participants will have ample opportunity to exchange with key representatives and voice their priorities and expectations for Horizon Europe. 


  • Signe Ratso #
    Signe Ratso

    Deputy Director General of DG RTD, European Commission.

  • Markus Steilemann #
    Markus Steilemann

    SusChem Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Member of Management Board, Covestro AG.

  • Peter Dröll #
    Peter Dröll

    European Commission, Industrial Technologies Director, DG RTD

  • Jane Arnold #
    Jane Arnold

    Head of Global Process Control Technology, Covestro. 

  • Joanna Dupont-Inglis #
    Joanna Dupont-Inglis

    Director of Industrial Biotechnology, EuropaBio, the European Association of Bioindustries, and SusChem Board Member. 

  • Andreas Kohl #
    Andreas Kohl

    Head of Research Biotechnology, Group Biotechnology (GBIO), Clariant.

  • Ferdi Schüth #
    Ferdi Schüth

    Professor in Chemistry, Director of the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, and Vice-President of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. 

  • François Monnet #
    François Monnet

    Advanced Technologies Director, Solvay, SusChem Board Member.

  • Jens Rieger #
    Jens Rieger

    Senior Vice President, Advanced Materials & Systems Research – Technology Innovation BASF SE, SusChem Board Member. 

  • Marco Mensink #
    Marco Mensink

    Director General of Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council.

  • Martin Stephan #
    Martin Stephan

    Deputy CEO of CARBIOS

  • Kateřina Šebková #
    Kateřina Šebková

    Director of the National Centre for Toxic Compounds and of the Stockholm Convention Regional Centre. 

  • Olaf Wachsen #
    Olaf Wachsen

    Head of Group Process Technology at Clariant - Group Technology & Innovation.

  • Bertrand Fillon #
    Bertrand Fillon

    General Director of Research at Innovation Plastics Composites (IPC).

  • Tom Van Gerven #
    Tom Van Gerven

    Professor in Process Intensification at KU Leuven, Belgium, and Head of the Process Engineering for Sustainable Systems section. 

  • Germán Cabañero Sevillano #
    Germán Cabañero Sevillano

    Head of Strategic Partnerships at CIDETEC.