Alex Schmeets

Alex Schmeets

business development - & people manager at Brownred

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Alex Schmeets is a Global Marketing and Business Development Leader, specialized in commercialization of new technologies. Focus areas are biotechnology, cleantech and biobased products. Since 2011 Alex is active as an independent consultant for BROWNRED, delivering market validation & market development services for tech start-ups and VC’s. Currently Alex is connected to Lentikats Biotechnologies, a Czech start-up that has developed a revolutionary biocatalyst processing technology for manufacturing of a.o. biochemicals and food- & pharmaceutical ingredients. From 2005-2010 Alex held various management positions with ARCADIS, an Euronext listed company. As Global Account Manager Alex formed and led global account teams, he successfully set up and implemented global account plans, resulting in significant increase of global revenues from selected client group. Before joining ARCADIS Alex was Corporate Business Development Manager with Tebodin, a Consultancy & Engineering company of Royal BAM Group. In this position he established and maintained a vast network of multinational client relations in Central- and East European market sectors, resulting in successful tenders for industrial and real estate projects. From 1994-1999 he coordinated sales of process equipment & technology to petrochemical, pharmaceutical and food industries in Central Europe for Vekamaf Holland, a Rotterdam based sales office for machine & apparatus manufacturers. Alex holds a master degree in Mechanical Engineering from Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands.