Philippe Mengal trained as an engineer in Chemistry and Bio-industry at Gembloux Agro-bio Tech Université and later on in Strategic Innovation Management at INSEAD.
During his 25 years of professional experience, he has spearheaded major strategic and managerial achievements, being CEO, Managing Director, R&D Director and Senior Consultant in food ingredient, engineering and life sciences industries. Throughout his professional career, he has also been a Consultant in innovation management, IP valorisation, European projects, spin off creation and development, business development and project management.
As a Board Member of Valbiom, Vice-President of Indeego, CEO & Global Business Development of GreenWatt, Board Member of Wagralim, CEO & Co-owner of Viaka, Group Applied R&D Director of Puratos Group, CEO & founder of Hitex and Marketing & R&D Manager of Separex & Archimex he is an experienced professional in the bio-based field.
Philip Mengal is currently the Executive Director for the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking which operates under Horizon 2020, and is driven by the Vision and Strategic Innovation. As Executive Director, he is the chief executive responsible for the day-to-day management of BBI in accordance with the decisions of the Governing Board.