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Frank Roerink

Frank Roerink (1969) is currently CFO at PlantLab Groep BV (since 2020), a company that specializes in technology for innovative urban farming, the sustainable food supply of the future. Previously, Frank was CFO at Avantium (2007-2019), a leading technology development company that develops novel technologies based on renewable carbon sources as an alternative to fossil- based chemicals and plastics. In 2017 he successfully completed Avantium’s IPO on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Brussels.

After obtaining his masters degree in Econometrics at the University of Amsterdam, Frank work at Unilever (1994-2006) in various financial roles in Europe and North America. In his last years at Unilever HQ he worked in Treasury as Director International Funding and as Director in the Global Mergers & Acquisitions team in London.

He completed his post graduate RC at the University of Maastricht in 1998.

Frank also serves as treasurer of the Board of Wecycle Nederland (since 2019), the foundation that coordinates all e-waste collection and recycling in the Netherlands.