Guillaume WegriaCo-Founder & CEO at Fyteko S.A., Belgium
Bioengineer (University of Brussels) with a master’s in management (Solvay), Guillaume Wegria worked for 10 years for the Biotechnology unit of Materia Nova in Belgium, first, as a researcher then as business developer. Within Materia Nova, Mr Wegria was the author of 2 patents in fermentation process, oligomerisation and worked on bioprocesses scale-up. He has managed various European and regional projects, as well as the biotech unit’s team (5 PhD and 4 technicians), budget, commercial contacts and projects strategy. Passionate about innovation, Mr Wegria saw an opportunity to bring together an incredible team to form FYTEKO, a world changing start-up in sustainable agriculture and the battle against climate change. Since the creation of FYTEKO, Mr Wegria has been managing the start-up (financial planning, R&D grants and negotiation with investors). Mr Wegria was recognized by MIT as one of the 10 most promising entrepreneurs under 35 in Belgium (2016).