Dr. Roberto Crea
PhD Chemistry Pavia. First DNA Director at Genentech Inc. inventor of 40 US patents. Serial Entrepreneur: Creative BioMolecules, Bioren (acquired by Pfizer), Neurex (acquired by Elan for $700 M), Protelix, CreAgri.
Giovanni Venturini Del Greco
Ind. Engineering Univ. of Florence and KTH Univ. in Sweden. Pioneer in Jatropha where he set up Agroils Srl and SmartOil Ghana ltd acquired by Futuris SpA in 2011. Founder of Treedom Srl (Exit in 2012). Chairman of Jatrophabook Onlus NGO.
MBA in Finance, head of Biofuels division at Tata Group in India for more than 14 years, where he set up various agro-climatic research sites for Jatropha in India and Africa. He managed the set up a bioethanol plant in India. Currently COO of JOil Pte in Singapore.
Dr. Srinivasan Ramachandran
PhD Biochemistry with Plant Molecular Biology at University of Idaho, US. In 1993 at Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology and then at Institute of Molecular Agrobiology, SG, where he headed the group of Rice Functional Genomics. Since 2002 at Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, SG and since 2007 with Center for Bioenergy Plants, at Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
Dr. Yi Cheng Xin
PhD in Plant Genetics and Breeding from Nanjing Agriculture University, China. Over 23 years of experience in crop genetics & breeding and large-scale plantations, plus experience in molecular marker assisted selection and transgenic breeding in cotton, rice and Jatropha. He has worked on Jatropha since 2006 on its genomics, genetics and breeding and leads JOil’s Jatropha breeding and agronomic research.
Piemontech, Fondazione Torino Wireless. Education: MSc in Management Engineering (Politecnico di Torino), PhD in Management Engineering (Politecnico di Milano). Stefano is co-head of Innogest’s digital practice.
Igor Calcio Gaudino
MBA at SDA Bocconi, Business Administration Univ. of Turin. Finance Director Asja Ambiente SpA, active in renewable energy sector, biomass & biofuels. Heading Business Development at Hexagon and previously the Strategic Analysis Group at EDF Fenice.