Fred van Beuningen is the Director at Clean Tech Delta, which collaborates with its partners: companies, universities and government to promote innovation in cleantech. Fred’s industry experience ranges from oil, chemicals and industrial gas to packaging, logistics and shipping. Fred held numerous leadership roles within leading international industrial companies as well as an entrepreneur, including Akzo Nobel (Corporate Director, Sustainability and Innovation), Eitzen Group (Vice President EMEA), Ahlers Logistics (CEO), Linde Gas (Executive Board Member Hoek Loos BV), Smurfit Kappa (General Manager), and Shell (Trading and Marketing Management). He also serves as a board member at the Young President’s Organisation (YPO) Sustainability Network as well as at the Erasmus University Center of Future Energy, among others. He was appointed as a member of the strategy group working on the Roadmap Next Economy with TIR (consultancy firm of Jeremy Rifkin), and serves on the investment advisory council of the Green Gateway Fund and on the Dutch ministerial bio renewable and business platform. He is also a Managing Partner of the Chrysalix RoboValley Venture Capital fund, which focuses on building a global braintrust around emerging technologies including intelligent systems and AI.