Dr. Naeem Adibi
CHAIR – WELOOP (FR)
Naeem is the CEO and founder of WeLOOP in northern France. He has a multidisciplinary background in engineering, environmental sciences, and management. He holds a Ph.D. degree in civil engineering from French Ecole Centrale de Lille. He contributed actively to the organization of LCM 2015 in Bordeaux.
Steven Van Hemelryck
CO-CHAIR – COLRUYT GROUP (BE)
Steven graduated as a bio-engineer specialized in chemistry at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. In 2008, he started working as an R&D engineer at Colruyt Group, a Belgian retailer. The main focus of his activities concerns environmental footprinting and life cycle analysis, both on the organizational and on the product level.
Pr. Jo Dewulf
CO-CHAIR – GHENT UNIVERSITY (BE)
Jo holds a PhD in Bioscience Engineering. He mainly works on resource consumption and efficiency analysis, relying on thermodynamic principles and life cycle thinking. He worked as a senior scientist for the European Commission Joint Research Center and was awarded in 2008 with the Laureate of the Royal Academy Of Sciences and Arts of Belgium. Today, Jo is a professor at Ghent University, in the Department of Sustainable Organic Chemistry and Technology.
CO-CHAIR –HEXA STRATEGIE (FR)
Christian has a multidisciplinary background, mainly in engineering and business management. He launched the cd2e, a regional centre of excellence for eco transition and was its director, initiating an important platform and conference series on LCA called AvniR. He also was the creator and director of TEAM², labelled by the Government in 2010, a centre of innovation in recycling and circular economy. Today, Christian is an independent consultant at Hexa Strategie, his own company specialised in business consulting.