Dr. Irina Borodina, Chief Scientific Officer & Co-Founder

Irina is the founder of BioPhero. She has extensive experience in the development of yeast-based fermentation platforms. She also heads a research group in metabolic engineering of yeast cell factories at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability. Irina holds a Ph.D. in biotechnology from the Technical University of Denmark.

Mr. Kristian Ebbensgaard, Chief Executive Officer

Kristian has extensive experience in business management and development of global biotechnology markets in several industries, including food, beverage alcohol as well as pulp and paper. He has lived and worked in Denmark, France, Switzerland and India. He holds an M.Sc. Econ. from the Copenhagen Business School.

Mr. Mikael Bechsgaard, Chief Financial & Marketing Officer

Mikael is combining his experience from IT start-up and management consultancy with 15 years of senior commercial positions in industrial biotech. He holds a M.Sc. Econ. from the Copenhagen Business School, an executive leadership education from INSEAD and part-time chemistry studies.

Dr. Jesper Dohrup, Chief Technology Officer

Jesper is an experienced commercial manager and industrial process engineer with extensive experience in industrial biomass processing and biorefineries from start-up to commercial take-off. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the Technical University of Denmark.

Advisory Board

Charlotte Vedel

Lactobio Chief Operating Officer and co-founder with long-term experience as R&D manager and scientist in probiotics and antimicrobial compounds.

Jesper Haugaard

Novozymes Vice President of operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa with expertise in large-scale industrial fermentation and processes.