Marcel joined Brightlands Venture Partners in 2020 and is Partner. He has a broad experience in the renewable / circular material industry as well an in the pharma / biotech space.
Next to his work for Brightlands Venture Partners, he is a board member and trusted advisor to a number of companies, world-wide, active in nutrition, personal care & renewable chemicals & materials. Prior to working with Brightlands Venture Partners, he was Managing Director of Avantium Renewable Polymers. From 2012 – 2019 Marcel has been Board Member and President of Reverdia and from 2009 – 2013 Marcel was Vice President at the DSM Innovation Center, responsible for a.o. DSM’s Corporate Venture Capital and Licensing activities. From 1994 – 2008, Marcel was active in DSM’s (bio-)pharmaceutical business most recently VP Business Development, Marketing & Sales at DSM biologics and held R&D, Project & Program Management roles before that.
Marcel holds a PhD from the University of Groningen in Organic Chemistry.