Simão Soares, SilicoLife CEO, was voted The Most Innovative Bioeconomy CEO of 2020 by the readers of Il Bioeconomista – The First Bioeconomy Blog, Simão was selected from a group of inspiring leaders and companies with great impact in the bioeconomy.
Announcement by Il Bioeconomista
Our readers have voted. The most innovative bioeconomy CEO 2020 is Simão Soares, CEO of SilicoLife, the Portuguese company founded in 2010 which designs optimized microorganisms and novel pathways for industrial biotechnology applications. “Based on metabolic engineering and synthetic biology approaches, the company shortens the development time and costs of new highly effective processes for the production of specific target compounds such as chemicals, food ingredients or biopolymers.” Soares succeeds to Ken Richards (Leaf Resources), Tony Duncan (Circa Group), Jürgen Eck (BRAIN AG) and Alex Michine (MetGen), respectively most innovative CEO 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
We heartily congratulate him on this important recognition and sincerely thank our readers for the great participation in the survey. As usual, we would like to underline that the bioeconomy revolution is a reality thanks to visionary managers like Soares, the other nine selected along with him in the list of the 10 most innovative bioeconomy CEOs and to all those who in different roles contribute to research, develop and commercialize new bio-based products.