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Introducing Fred van Beuningen from Chrysalix Venture Capital


Fred van Beuningen
Managing PARTNER, Chrysalix VEnture Capital

Fred had worked as a CEO, an investor, and on the executive board for international industrial companies. He was educated in business at Erasmus University in the Netherlands, in Rotterdam, and INSEAD, France.

Prior to his executive board roles, he started his career with Royal Dutch Shell in marketing and trading positions. His industry experience ranges from oil, chemicals, and industrial gas to packaging, logistics, and shipping with companies such as Linde and Smurfit Kappa. He has also successfully managed business turn-around situations. His experience is highly international with an emphasis on Europe and Asia.

He served as Corporate Director of Innovation at AkzoNobel and has different public and private responsibilities. This includes the Dutch cleantech and circular economy clusters, the board of the International Cleantech Network, the investment committee of a regional development company, at the EU innovation fund as an expert reviewer. Additionally, he is on an advisory board on the hydrogen economy.

Fred is currently Managing Partner of international venture capital firm Chrysalix with its 20-year history in energy and clean technology. The current fund is an Industry 4.0 fund with investors from resource-intensive industries. Chrysalix launched decarbonization of hard to abate- industries funds and has offices in Vancouver, Delft, and London as well as venture partners in Korea and Japan.

Fred van Beuningen


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