Our team is diverse in every respect, spanning geography, generations, and deep expertise.

Richard Pieters

Executive & Growth Leader

Richard brings a wealth of experience from the industrial sector, having worked in leadership roles at both large and small organizations. He has held C-suite positions at DSM, GE, and Zymergen, where he led cross-functional teams in chemicals, materials, and biotech. Richard's expertise extends to both organic growth and M&A strategies, and he has successfully navigated diverse roles in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. He holds an Aerospace Degree from the University of Applied Sciences in Haarlem and an MBA from the University of Twente, The Netherlands. Additionally, Richard is a certified 6Sigma Master Black Belt, showcasing his commitment to excellence in process improvement. Beyond his professional achievements, he is also an avid and enthusiastic pilot, as well as an aircraft owner.