The BIC Office

The BIC Office operates under the authority of the Executive Director who executes the day-to-day management of the Association.

Dirk Carrez
Executive Director

Dirk Carrez

Executive Director

Dirk Carrez is the Executive Director of BIC. He is Bioengineer and holds a PhD in Agricultural Sciences. Dirk is a member of the EC Expert Group for Bio-based products and member the Advisory Board of several European projects.

Cathy Tavernier
Membership & Administration

Cathy Tavernier

Membership & Administration

Cathy Tavernier is responsible for administration within BIC. She is the point of contact for all questions regarding BIC membership (application), invoices, member area access, etc. She supports the Bio-based Industries Consortium since August 2013.

Suzy Renckens
Communications & Stakeholder relations

Suzy Renckens

Communications & Stakeholder relations

Suzy graduated as Engineer in Chemical and Bio-industries and holds a Ph.D. in Applied Biological Sciences. During her career, she acquired extensive experience in biotechnology regulatory and governmental affairs.

Nelo Emerencia
Programming

Nelo Emerencia

Programming

Nelo Emerencia manages the Programming activities of BIC. He graduated as Chemical Engineer at the Delft University of Technology. During his career, he acquired expertise in engineering & operations, economics & planning, marketing, communication & public affairs and Education & Innovation.

Marco Rupp
Public Affairs & Governmental Relations

Marco Rupp

Public Affairs & Governmental Relations

Marco manages Public Affairs & Governmental Relations at BIC. He graduated as economist. During his career he gained a strong public affairs expertise, holding management positions in consultancies and corporate representations as well as the EU Institutions.