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Avantium appoints Yap Chie Cheung as Managing Director of Renewable Chemistries

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Avantium NV announces that it has appointed Yap Chie Cheung as its Managing Director for the Renewable Chemistries business unit.

Yap Chie will join Avantium on 1 February 2023. She will become a member of the Avantium Management Team, and help further drive the commercialisation of Avantium’s renewable chemistry technologies including Ray Technology™ for the production of plantMEG™ and plantMPG™.

Yap Chie Cheung has held several senior positions in sales, market development and global business management at International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), Cargill and DSM over a 25-year period. She currently holds the position of Global Business Unit Director at the Nourish Division of IFF. Before joining IFF in 2020, Yap Chie worked as Director Bioindustrial and Proteins Europe for Cargill. From 1998 to 2015, Yap Chie worked for DSM in several positions, including in the Bio-based Products & Services division.

Avantium CEO Tom van Aken comments: “With the appointment of Yap Chie Cheung, we strengthen the leadership of our Renewable Chemistries business. She brings significant commercial and global management experience and has a proven track record in initiating and setting up partnerships within the value chain in the biobased industry. We believe that her expertise can help us in scaling up the Ray Technology™ to the commercial stage. We look forward to her contribution to the successful growth of Avantium.”

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