Our board

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Our senior management and board has broad sector expertise and entrepreneurial experience gained over many years in the Biotechnology and start-up worlds.

Fred van Efferink


Fred van Efferink has established excellent track record in the venture capital industry through several celebrated IPOs and high profile trade sales in the Dutch venture capital market.
He has invested in over 20 companies with differing profiles including MBO, growth financing and early-stage financing

Jan Overberg

UvA Ventures Holding

Jan is the CFO of UvA holdings and holds numerous supervisor board roles

Peter van Gelderen, PhD

ICOS Captial

Peter has worked in cleantech-related sectors (energy, waste, water and materials) for over 10 years as a researcher in nanotechnology at Philips and strategy consultant for Deloitte Consulting. At Icos Capital, Peter is active in waste recyling, green materials, food and energy technologies. In this capacity he is involved with Photanol, Innosolids, Microdish and BioActor.

Rop Zoetemeyer, PhD

Advisor to the board

Rop is the former CTO of Purac, a subsidiary of Corbion a listed firm and current managing director of Biobased Delta. Rop brings over 20 years of technical leadership and hands on experience from bio-chemicals, biofuels and food technology sector to Photanol.


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