Fred van Beuningen

Fred van Beuningen

Managing Partner
Chrysalix Venture Capital

Biography

Educated in the Netherlands, Business at Erasmus University in Rotterdam and at Business school Insead in Fontainebleau, France, Fred had worked as general manager, Chief Executive Officer and Board member for international industrial companies and as an entrepreneur.

Prior to his executive 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. His experience is highly international with emphasis on Europe and emerging economies. He assisted in updating the sustainability strategy of a Dow Jones Sustainability Index leader and served as director innovation and strategic marketing of this global coatings and chemicals company.

Fred serves on the investment advisory council of an international clean tech fund and on the Dutch ministerial bio renewable and business platform. His entrepreneurial activities are in health promotion and distributed energy and more recent in clean tech where smart and bio based materials, as well as industrial biotechnology are in his focus.

More recent Fred also started to act in public private roles to promote economic transition and the introduction of clean technologies. His expertise is in sustainability as business driver and innovation, as well as scaling up ventures. Fred is Board member of the Young President’s Organisation (YPO) Sustainability network, member of the European Leadership Platform and mentor and Board member of several technology ventures. He also is a Board member of the Erasmus University Center of Future Energy.

Recently he was appointed to a strategy group working on a Roadmap Next Economy with TIR, the consultancy of Jeremy and co founded the Impact Media House to use modern media technology for social purposes.