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Managing Director


Olivier Rolland is Managing Director of TWB, a French public / private industrial biotechnology organization that transitions early stage R&D from academic labs into preindustrial development projects and start-ups. TWB activities range from catalyst development (enzyme and microorganisms) to pre-industrial process (development and optimization, scale-up). Olivier has 15 years in strategy, business and product development in the bioeconomy. Prior to TWB, Olivier was Director, Sustainable Fuel Strategy at Boeing where he led the global strategy to enable innovative biofuel value chains. He also spent 8 years at Total, 5 of which in California where he managed the alliance with Amyris in synthetic biology. He led the 1st commercial sugar-based aviation fuel development for which he received the Presidential Green Chemistry Award from US Environmental Protection Agency in 2014. Olivier also started Michelin biotechnology activities focusing on bio-sourcing monomers. He has a Ph.D. in chemistry, achieved at Rhodia (now Solvay).

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