Marcel is an accomplished, versatile and passionate Business Executive; driving product innovation in a global science-based market leader, and shaping/executing a successful growth strategy of a disruptive, entrepreneurial SME. Commercially agile, boasting an outstanding track record of propelling business operations forward via organic and acquisition activities; collaborating at board level with multiple shareholders, customers, and external investors to enable businesses to reach their full potential on a truly global scale. Experience in Chemical Industry, Clean-tech, Renewables and Polymers & Materials, with the proven ability to inspire performance and deliver competitive advantage.
Marcel van Berkel studied Chemistry and Business Administration in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He worked for more than 30 years for corporate companies like Solvay and DSM. Marcel left DSM to expedite the growth of a start-up in the bio-based chemicals industry. After completing this successfully, he started at the Biobased Delta as VP-Sugar Delta. Sugar Delta is the area in South-West Netherlands were annually 3m tons of sugar is produced and traded. With this unique selling point, Marcel van Berkel is attracting new business activities to this area.