Willem jan van Asselt
Willem jan is a Biochemist graduated from Salford University (UK) and a Chemical Engineer graduated from Groningen University. He held various General Management and Innovation management positions during his 25-year career at DSM, amongst which setting up of the DSM Japan office in Tokyo. Further he worked for more than 5 years for an US multinational, Leading the Biotech and Medical device business. Overall he has more than 25 years working experience with Japanese companies. He has supported numerous technology transfer projects and has also hands-on experience with opening up new markets in various industrial sectors. Currently he is assisting start-up companies in innovative technology driven solutions.
His field of expertise lies in Performance materials, specialty chemicals and medical devices. He speaks 5 languages, with Japanese being one of them.