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
Public Affairs & Communications

Suzy Renckens

Public Affairs & Communications

Suzy Renckens manages Public Affairs & Communications at BIC. 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. She joined BIC in March 2016.

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.