Philippe Mengal named as new Executive Director of the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking

01 September 2015

Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) welcomes new Executive Director

Philippe Mengal

BBI JU is delighted to announce the nomination of Philippe Mengal as its new Executive Director.

"On behalf of the Governing Board, I would like to congratulate Philippe Mengal for his nomination,” said Rudolf Strohmeier, Chair of the BBI JU’s Governing Board and Deputy Director General, DG Research and Innovation at the European Commission. "Thanks to his proven experience and business acumen, we are convinced Philippe Mengal is the right person to lead the BBI JU.”  Marcel Wubbolts, representative of the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) and Chief Technology Officer at DSM, congratulated and welcomed Philippe Mengal at the helm of the BBI JU.

Mr. Philippe Mengal has spearheaded major strategic and managerial achievements across his 24 years of professional experience as CEO, Business Development and R&D Management in the field of green technologies, engineering and food/life sciences industries.  

"I am looking forward to this new experience and to assuming my role," said Philippe Mengal. "I will work hard to enable BBI JU to become a real success story."

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