Farm to Family: The Role of Biosolutions in Enhancing Agricultural and Consumer Value Chains

June 03, 2024 04:00 PM Europe/Copenhagen

Join us for an exciting live webinar panel as we kick off the celebration of World Milk Day and Dairy Month of June in the US.  

By engaging four experts from diverse fields within the biosolutions ecosystem, the discussion will foster a comprehensive understanding of how these technologies contribute to more sustainable, efficient, and healthy agricultural practices, less waste, cleaner water and more sustainable consumer products. 

Let's explore the critical role of biosolutions across the entire agricultural and consumer goods value chain, from farm to family, using the dairy chain as an example. This panel aims to highlight innovative applications and discuss the sustainability, efficacy, and natural benefits of biosolutions in enhancing plant health, transforming dairy production, and extending to industrial applications, including food processing, bioenergy and even household care. 

The panel will also address challenges and opportunities in adopting biosolutions, aiming to inform and inspire stakeholders—including farmers, industry professionals, and sustainability advocates—on the practical benefits and transformative potential of biosolutions in their respective sectors.

This webinar best suits dairy farmers, veterinarians, nutritionists, agronomists, Dairy Industry professionals and those interested in sustainability, biosolutions and planetary health.

The webinar is in English and is intended for a professional audience globally. 

Kim Mueller Christensen

VP of Marketing and Business Development, Plant and Animal Biosolutions, Novonesis

With a global responsibility for marketing and business development in animal probiotics, silage inoculants, and plant health biosolutions, Kim has dedicated > 9 years to advancing sustainable solutions in the agricultural sector. Based in Denmark, Kim is committed to transforming agriculture with biosolutions for the benefit of the planet, as well as livestock producers and farmers worldwide. Holding a Master’s degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Kim leverages a strong educational foundation to drive innovation and promote environmental stewardship in animal and plant health.

Ainhoa Perojo Gutierrez

Head of Ruminant & Monogastric Animal Biosolutions, Novonesis

Ainhoa is a seasoned expert in the field of animal nutrition and biosolutions, currently serving as the Head of Animal Segments at Novonesis. With a passion for leveraging biology to transform livestock farming, Ainhoa leads the charge in creating innovative solutions to propel the industry into the future.

Prior to her current role, Ainhoa was the Head of Beef & Dairy for Global Commercial Development at Chr. Hansen, where she worked from January 2022. During her tenure, she played a pivotal role in advancing commercial strategies and solutions in the beef and dairy sectors across the globe.

Ainhoa spent over five years at Trouw Nutrition, where she was instrumental in pioneering NutriOpt's initiatives, providing continuous support and nutritional advice to optimize farm operations.

Her 12 years tenure at Kemin honed her skills in product management and team leadership, making her a well-rounded professional in the field.

With a career spanning nearly two decades, Ainhoa's extensive experience and dedication to innovation in animal nutrition make her a leading figure in the industry. Her work continues to drive progress and create value for agricultural businesses worldwide.

Hans Ole Klingenberg

VP of Marketing and Business Development, Household Care & Industrial biosolutions, Novonesis

Senior leader with 15+ years experience in building new business, as well as reshaping existing businesses.

Broad international working experience with a focus on biotech industry, both in pharma as well as industrial biotech. Experience in running startup business units, as well as managing more mature commercial organizations.

Specialties: Strategy development, business development, marketing, entrepreneurship, leadership, partnering & negotiation, business building, people management, project management

Karsten Tjener

Head of Fresh Dairy Business Unit, Novonesis

Karsten is an accomplished leader in the dairy industry with a career spanning over two decades. Currently, in 2024, he serves as the Head of the Fresh Dairy Business Unit, a role in which he oversees strategic initiatives and drives growth. From 2019 to 2024, Karsten excelled as the Senior Director of Commercial Development for Fresh Dairy Core, leading key commercial strategies and developments.

His journey within the Commercial Development sector of Fresh Dairy began in 2012, where he held various positions until 2019, demonstrating his expertise and versatility. Before this, Karsten contributed significantly as a Project Professional in the Project and Portfolio Management Office within R&D from 2007 to 2012. His foundational experience was built as an Application Scientist for Food Cultures & Enzymes Application between 2004 and 2007, after completing his Industrial PhD. in the same field from 2000 to 2004.

Karsten's extensive experience and dedication have made him a pivotal figure in the dairy industry, consistently driving innovation and success.