Plastic Energy is leading the development of advanced recycling of waste plastics around the world, working closely with the entire value chain from waste management to producers of consumer goods.
Ying leads Plastic Energy’s business in Asia Pacific, including strategy, project and business development, finance and value chain engagement, from the company’s Asian base in Singapore.
She started her career in the British Government, where she led research in 10 Downing St under Prime Minister David Cameron and served a number of roles in the UK Department for Transport and Department for International Development, including and 2 years delivering UK aid programmes in Uganda. After leaving government, she was Head of Asia at strategic advisory firm Global Counsel for 6 years, where she advised multinational companies on cross-border trade and investment issues across Europe, Asia and Africa, with a focus on commodities and sustainability.
Ying graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Classics and English from Oxford University and holds an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Yale University, where she was a Henry Fellow. She is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese, and a CFA Level 3 candidate.
Andrea is Marketing Director at technology development company Licella Holdings, and its subsidiary Advanced Recycling Victoria (ARV). Andrea joined Licella in 2015 and has over 15 years’ experience in a variety of marketing, communication, and business development roles in low-carbon technology, renewables, and recycling.
Prior to this, Andrea worked in product management with multinational pharmaceutical companies including MSD, Allergan and Aspen. Most recently, Andrea has also worked as a long-term Consultant for Gelion, an AIM-listed battery start-up, and for iQ Renew, an innovative Australian recycler.
Andrea is on the ARV leadership team developing the first commercial-scale advanced recycling facility in Australia to utilise Licella’s pioneering Cat-HTR™ (Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor) platform.
Andrea has a BA Hons from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Diploma in Business (Marketing).
Carlos graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. He worked in industry before moving to the United Kingdom, to do his Ph.D at the University of Cambridge. During his doctoral research and subsequently as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate, he developed the basis of the Enval process to recycle plastic aluminium laminate pouches, sachets, tubes, etc.
As a result, Carlos founded Enval where he is CEO. The Company now has a commercial plant recycling laminates in the UK and is in the process of installing further units in other locations. Enval has also started to develop recycling processes for other materials, creating a link between the packaging world and the waste handling sector.
Debasish Mandal, heading the Packaging Predevelopment & Sustainability function of the regional R&D center of Beiersdorf in India. He is responsible to lead the sustainable packaging development for Emerging Markets including India, Africa, Russia, Turkey, Middle East & also few of the South East Asian countries. Debasish has work experience in India, Thailand & Germany for Beiersdorf and Colgate Palmolive.
Shandy is responsible for Corporate Sustainability and Circular Economy business for SABIC in Asia. Leveraging her technical knowledge, she is leading development of global collaboration with upstream to downstream partners for advanced and mechanical recycling, bio-based product, closed-loop initiatives, ESG, and carbon neutrality effort.
She is also actively involved with several associations across Asia including AEPW and SCIC with the aim to tackle plastic waste issue and increase rate of recycling. Prior to this, she held various role on commercial, business, and market development activities in her 13 years working experience, including new application and product development.
Shandy holds Chemical Engineering degree from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in Indonesia. She currently lives in Singapore.
Anupam is part of TOMRA Circular Economy and feedstock Asia team, working with focus on plastic packaging resource recovery, sorting and recycling opportunities to close the loop.
Most of his prior ~16 years’ experience has been in polymers and petrochemical industry across sales, marketing, and manufacturing / operation roles. Before joining TOMRA, Anupam was working with ExxonMobil Chemical over last 12 years in various roles across India and Singapore.
Anupam is originally from Mumbai, India – chemical engineer by education. Living in Singapore for ~7 years now with his wife and 2 sons.
Klaus Lederer, Business Development Manager Chemical Recycling, Erema Group GmbH, Austria
Klaus holds a degree in Plastics Engineering and Polymer Science from the Montanuniversität of Leoben, Austria. He collected 13 years of experience from various technical, commercial and management roles in the Polyolefin- and Compounding business at international companies before he joined EREMA Group in 2020. At EREMA Klaus is overseeing the new application in direction of chemical recycling. EREMA Group is offering a comprehensive selection of technologies and services for chemical recycling customers
Plastic Engineer: graduated @ University of Leoben, Institute of plastics processing: PhD @ Johannes Keppler University Linz, Institute of Polymer Processing and Digital Transformation.
25 years+ experience in the field of plastic machinery, engineering, and process technology as well as experiences in reorganization and turn-around management.
Managing Director of NGE part of the Next Generation Group of Companies an incubator in the Recycling Industry. Founder of the iCon²future GmbH, a consulting and investment company.
Various Management/CEO positions in plastic machinery industry; Last 10 years active in the Compounding and Recycling Industry and heading MD/CEO positions at STARLINGER & CO and Leistritz Extrusion
Various international board of director mandates in USA, India, and China; Currently on the Board of Directors at the Competence Center CHASE GmbH (Vice chairman) and co-mastermind in setting-up the PRAS-Singapore
Lector/guest lector for advanced materials/Plastics/plastics processing and technical evaluator of the European Union for its “Horizon Europe” development program in the Circular Economy
Various Patents in Compounding Technology and multiple publications.
Anne is a Principal and Vice President at RRS and co-leads the Global Corporate Sustainability Practice service sector. She has more than 26 years of multi-disciplinary experience working with global multi-national companies, eNGOs, and trade groups on sustainable product and packaging design and recovery issues. She recently established RRS Asia as part of her international work on packaging, solid waste and recycling. Her previous positions as founder and Executive Director of GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition and consultant at McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry have added to her expertise in life cycle assessment, sustainable product design, sustainable, packaging, recovery technologies, and sustainable materials management. Anne is currently on the Board of Directors for Keep America Beautiful, Chair of the Virginia Governor’s Council of Plastic Waste and Pollution, and a member of Verra’s Plastic Program Advisory Group.
Mr. Keithline assists companies in establishing the suitable regulatory status of their products under the requirements of various federal agencies including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Mr. Keithline also assists clients with compliance issues under state and local requirements relating to the manufacture, labeling and disposal of products and packaging, including toxics in packaging, legislation and various state right-to-know acts. In addition, Mr. Keithline advises clients regarding the requirements for these products throughout the world, especially in Canada, Mexico, the European Union, Central and South America, and the Pacific Rim.
Prior to law school, Mr. Keithline served as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy aboard the USS West Virginia (SSBN 736), a nuclear submarine.Mr. Keithline earned his law degree from Washington and Lee University where he served as the editor-in-chief of the Washington and Lee Law Review.
Anne-Sophie Moriceau is a pharmacist-toxicologist within the Business Line Assuris
at Intertek France. Since early 2020, she is Safety Project Manager for Cosmetics
and Food Packaging and is in charge of the development of FCM and packaging
services by supporting commercial and marketing departments.
Anne-Sophie Moriceau has defended her PharmD at the end of 2018 in the Paris
Sud XI University of Pharmacy, focusing on the safety assessment of contentcontainer
interactions of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
Suhas Dixit is an innovative entrepreneur in the domain of advanced recycling and second-generation biofuels. He is a chemist by training, agile thinker, and innovative strategist. He is focused on building end-to-end collaborations between the key stakeholders in plastic circularity and decarbonisation.
Inventor of over 12 patents, Suhas is passionate about developing technologies for producing high-quality liquids from plastic and biomass waste. He is equally passionate about building cross-value-chain synergies for unlocking advanced recycling of plastic waste.
Suhas is also the founder and CEO of APChemi. APChemi is focused on eliminating two of the world’s most important problems: plastic pollution through chemical recycling and air pollution through biofuel production. Over the last 12 years, APChemi has supplied 47 projects in plastic pyrolysis and oil purification. APChemi's technology and business model is focused on converting plastic and biomass waste into high-quality oils for downstream production of circular economy plastics, retail-blended-biofuels, and sustainable chemicals. APChemi’s solutions enable plastic circularity and decarbonisation using landfill plastic waste and ocean-bound plastic waste.
Jan Henke has studied International Economics at the University of Tübingen in Germany. He has worked for four years at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in the research area of environmental and resource economics. During that time, he also acquired his PhD. He then joined Meo Carbon Solutions, a management consultancy focussing on sustainability, climate change, carbon markets, renewable resources, bio- and circular economy and sustainability certification.
Jan has been involved from the beginning in the development of ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) and GRAS (Global Risk Assessment Services) in multi-stakeholder processes and is a board member of the coffee certification system 4C.
Jan is working globally on topics of renewable resources, sustainability, renewable energies, climate change, carbon markets, land use and land use change, GHG calculations, the circular economy and bioeconomy and sustainability certification for all markets. Currently he is inter alia involved in the further development of ISCC PLUS for the circular economy and bioeconomy.
Fabian LOSKE holds an environmental engineering degree from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. After working for the Fraunhofer Department Life Cycle Engineering in Stuttgart he joined thinkstep AG (now Sphera). Currently he is applying his 8+ years of experience in sustainability assessment in the renewable materials & chemicals sector as Senior Consultant, leading Sphera’s effort in the chemical recycling space. Outside his assignment at Sphera he is supporting the development of the sustainability/climate strategy for a global NGO.