CEO, Pure Green Agriculture
Topic: GreenSwitch, the natural next step for the biogas industry to reduce nitrogen emission and add value to their operations
Phil van Wakeren is the CEO and founder of Pure Green Agriculture, bringing 30+ years of experience in global product and process innovation, including technology design, engineering, sales and marketing. As CEO, Phil is responsible for leading product innovation and bringing transformational sustainable agriculture solutions to market.
Prior to Pure Green, Phil was intimately involved in transforming agricultural fertilizer and sales markets, including identifying, testing and validating alternative energy sources and new agricultural methods, processes and specialized projects across South America, United states, United Kingdom, Russia and Benelux in cooperation with the likes of the IFC (International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group), CCGS (Climate Change Global Services), Industrial Innovations, Pakmaster Holdings and Wimm Bill Dann. Additional responsibilities included supply chain and process design engineering, industrial automation, and go-to-market strategy supporting key partners and customers such as KHS-Bartelt, ACMA-Corniani, FANUC robotics, Wolf Verpackungs Machienen, Nestle, Unilever, Masterfoods, Le Saffre and others.
Phil speaks 6 language and has lived in South America, The Netherlands, Italy and France. He currently calls home Raleigh, North Carolina in the United States where he is married with two children.