Hans van der Sluijs is passionate about technology, and its impact on life today and tomorrow. He supports renewable energy, sustainable materials, and biobased technology companies by developing the strategy, projects, and implementation of their commercialization strategy. Van der Sluijs most recent engagement is with Centrisys Renewables.
Van der Sluijs brings over 20 years of international leadership experience in the biotechnology and life science industry and had a focus on business and strategic development. He is a partner at DS Octant, providing management services, capital raising, project development, and M&A.
Prior to DS Octant, Van der Sluijs headed DSM’s Bio-based Products & Services business in North America and served as Joint Venture Director for POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels. He built and led DSM’s biofuels (yeast and enzymes) business in the USA and established and managed the $350MM cellulosic ethanol JV, including its large Capex projects for biomass to ethanol production and on-site manufacturing of enzymes. He is also responsible for negotiating and developing several international partnerships based on fermentation technologies for biobased chemicals and antibiotics. Earlier in his career, Van der Sluijs held leadership positions in a variety of finance positions, in biotech and food processing businesses.
Van der Sluijs holds a Master of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration and an Executive Master of Finance and Control, from VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.