Our multi-disciplinary team possesses deep expertise in biotechnology, food and agriculture…

Advisory board

UFFE JØRGENSEN

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Director of Center for Circular Bioeconomy at Aarhus University, senior researcher

Experience from running scientific projects in developing countries: Building Stronger Universities projects (Nepal), Climate Smart Agriculture and Environmental Management in KNUST (Ghana). Career focus on improving bio-resource utilization.

HENRIK B. MØLLER

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Senior researcher at Aarhus University, Head of Biogas Research Group

Manage and leads Aarhus University’s research in biogas projects including the sustainable use of digestate as fertilizer. Has a long record in biogas and bioeconomy related projects in Denmark and abroad.

MORTEN AMBYE-JENSEN

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Post-doc researcher at Aarhus University, Assistant Professor

Manages and leads Aarhus University’s efforts in all projects related to protein extraction from green biomasses. Solid background in process engineering, biotechnology, and biorefinery.

JENS WRANG

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Managing Partner in Optimum Consulting

Knowledge and expertise from several years in CFO and COO positions within civil engineering, construction and telco, coupled with managing positions within M&A analysis and transactions. Advising management boards of several companies.

…and also has strong local presence covering business operations, customers, and regulators

Advisory board

LARRY ADJETEY

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Notary Public, Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court, Executive Chairman of Law Trust Company

Founded the leading law firm (est. 1993) advising on Ghanaian for major investment activities and disputes across Lands and Natural resources, Agriculture, Infrastructure, Energy, and others. Connected businessman, sits on various BODs.

CHRIS QUARSHIE

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Founder and co-owner of Caltech Ventures Ltd., Executive Chairman of the Ghana Industrial Cassava Stakeholders platform

Caltech Ventures owns a 800ha cassava plantation supporting in conjunction with third party farmers a 10kpd ethanol /3.5tpd CO2 plant in Hodzo, Ghana.

ANDREW ASAMOAH

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Founder, co-owner, managing director of Premier Western Pig Farm Ltd

Top-10 pig farmer in Ghana. Recognized as the Best Overall Farmer 2012 for Ahanta West district and Best Piggery for Western Region 2014 by the Ministry of Food & Agriculture. BSc in CS & Mathematics. MBA in Management of Innovation & Change.

Our board of directors has considerable experience in fundraising and business development

Board of directors

CHRISTIAN MOTZFELDT

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Executive chairman and former CEO at Vækstfonden through 18 years

Vækstfonden is a sovereign investment fund set up by the Danish government to promote entrepreneurship and growth of SMEs.
The current portfolio of more than $3 billion committed and invested in some 3000 companies and 40 PE and venture funds. Executive Board Member in several public and private companies.

PHILIP KJÆR

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General management, Network/funding
Board of directors , Business Strategy

Investor with background in management in a broad range of industries.
More than 30 years of experience as executive director of companies ranging from start-ups to large publicly traded corporations. Skilled in strategy, general management, network developments and funding. Further experience in M&A and production.

PETER BLOM

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Executive Director and co-founder of Margins Group and YooNoon

Serial entrepreneur with several successful ventures. Experienced Executive Director.
Strong business development professional skilled in Negotiation, Budgeting, Corporate Social Responsibility, Coaching, and Social Impact.

Our management team have profound experience in organizational development/execution and local knowledge.

Management and project team

JESPER LACOPPIDAN

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Managing Director and co-founder of YooNoon

Serial entrepreneur with several successful ventures. Experienced executive in several top management positions from a broad range of industries.
Has led several larger business development processes and turnarounds in international operations and has carried out major strategic development programs.

MICHAEL COMMEH

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Technical Site Manager

Research Fellow at KNUST University, Kumasi, Ghana.
Michael is responsible to implement a protype plant facility at the KNUST Campus, delivering larger protein samples for test and design of YooNoon products
Member of Ghana Industrial Cassava Supplier Association as a Research and development Company. He holds a MSc.in Energy Techniques/Renewable energy.

ANIS ARNOUS

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R&D Manager / CTO

Strong background in research in the field of Agri-food.
Holds a PhD in food biotechnology and has several years for experience from both academia and biotechnology industry.
Talented analytical chemist/chromatographer with a demonstrated history of working in the biotech/food industries.

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