Bio-based Industries Consortium
Dirk Carrez is Bio-engineer and holds a PhD in Agricultural Sciences. Between 1990 and 1999, he has worked at SOLVAY S.A. in the research department (genetics and industrial fermentation for the enzyme and the healthcare business). In 1999, he joined FEDICHEM (the Federation of the Belgian Chemical and Life Science Industries, now Essenscia) as Director, Innovation & Product Policy and as Secretary General of BELGOBIOTECH (the Belgian Biotech Industry Association). Between 2004 and 2011, he was Director, Industrial Biotechnology at EUROPABIO (The European Association for BioIndustries), where he coordinated the activities in the area of industrial biotechnology and the “bio-based economy”, as well as horizontal issues, such as research & innovation, SMEs & access to finance, IPR, etc.
Today, he is the Managing Director of Clever Consult, and the Executive Director of the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC).
Dirk Carrez is Vice-Chair of BIAC’s Biotechnology Committee (Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD), and was Vice-Chair of OECD’s Task Force for Industrial Biotechnology, and a member of the European Commission’s Biobased Products Expert Group.