Louise Vet and Martijn Lopes Cardozo join Circle Economy’s Board of Directors

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As of September 21, Louise Vet and Martijn Lopes Cardozo are members of Circle Economy’s Board of Directors, joining the other two members Robert-Jan van Ogtrop and Herman Wijffels. Dr. Vet and Mr. Lopes Cardozo bring their expertise from the world of science and the world of startups, respectively, to the Board.The expansion of the Circle Economy Board of Directors, from two to four members, represents the maturing of Circle Economy as an organization. Having now been in existence for 3 years, the Circle Economy team recognized that bringing on new expertise, experience and outlook to the Board is a required step in achieving the organization’s ambitious goals. The members companies of the Circle Economy cooperative were consulted during the Board nomination process. The new Board will be working with the member companies to identify a fifth member for the Board of Directors, expected to be voted in in early 2016.Andy Ridley, CEO of Circle Economy, reflected on the two new Board members: “We are proud to welcome two such experienced and visionary professionals to our board. Louise Vet, ecologist and one of the pioneers of the circular economy movement, brings a deep knowledge of ecological systems, and how to translate their natural mechanisms to our economy. Moreover, she has an extensive network, and the ability to enthuse a diverse audience for complex concepts such as the circular economy. As a successful international serial entrepreneur Martijn Lopes Cardozo brings in great business and digital experience, both of which are essential for making a circular economy happen and strengthening the effectiveness of our organisation. He is the living proof that circular business models are the future, as he has been able to successfully secure funding for and grow Black Bear, a start-up that brings the circular economy to world of end-of-life tires. We are very fortunate to have them on our side as Circle Economy focuses ever more strongly on implementing practical and scalable solutions for the circular economy.”Louise VetDr. Vet is the Director of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) and professor in Evolutionary Ecology at Wageningen University. She is an elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Vet was awarded several international prizes for her research and serves on a diversity of national and international boards and committees. Because she believes you should practice what you preach, she was the driving force behind the new NIOO building, the most sustainable laboratory/office complex in the Netherlands (www.nioo.knaw.nl/en/building). With her 2009 TEDxAmsterdam lecture ‘Towards a circular economy’ she was the first to promote the circular economy to the general public (see https://vimeo.com/8114328).Vet: “Our linear economy is obsolete. We have to learn and make use of 3.8 billion years of successful natural design to enable us to thrive in the future. Circle Economy can help to bring these ancient lessons into practice. Moreover, as I have been involved in the founding of the Circle Economy foundation I have seen first-hand the impact the organisation can have and I am excited to continue to share my experience as they enter the next stage of their organizational development ”Martijn Lopes CardozoSince March 2014 Mr. Lopes Cardozo is CEO of Black Bear (www.blackbearcarbon.com), a producer of carbon black from end-of-life tires for the tire, rubber and paint industry. Lopes Cardozo is a successful serial entrepreneur. In the USA he built and grew a number of technology companies, all of which had successful exits. Returning to The Netherlands in 2008 he has fulfilled strategy and M&A roles at large corporates. Lopes Cardozo has a MSc degree in Applied Physics from TU Delft and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at Yes!Delft, where he advised and supports a wide variety of start-ups including many in the clean-tech space.Lopes Cardozo:“With Black Bear Carbon we have shown that circular business models are the way to go, however we need many more successful examples as well. As a board member I want to challenge other companies to join the circular future. At the same time, in my experience as an entrepreneur, I understand the challenges and great opportunities that exist for the Circle Economy team. I look forward to applying my expertise to Circle Economy in order to help the team achieve even greater impact.”Future perspectiveTogether with Robert-Jan van Ogtrop (chair) and Herman Wijffels, Louise Vet and Martijn Lopes Cardozo will focus their work as board members on expanding the Circle Economy network, and supporting the organization as it further develops new programs around cities and digital tool development. In early 2016, a fifth board member will be appointed, coming from the Circle Economy membership base.

September 28, 2015

Louise Vet and Martijn Lopes Cardozo join Circle Economy’s Board of Directors

As of September 21, Louise Vet and Martijn Lopes Cardozo are members of Circle Economy’s Board of Directors, joining the other two members Robert-Jan van Ogtrop and Herman Wijffels. Dr. Vet and Mr. Lopes Cardozo bring their expertise from the world of science and the world of startups, respectively, to the Board.

As of September 21, Louise Vet and Martijn Lopes Cardozo are members of Circle Economy’s Board of Directors, joining the other two members Robert-Jan van Ogtrop and Herman Wijffels. Dr. Vet and Mr. Lopes Cardozo bring their expertise from the world of science and the world of startups, respectively, to the Board.The expansion of the Circle Economy Board of Directors, from two to four members, represents the maturing of Circle Economy as an organization. Having now been in existence for 3 years, the Circle Economy team recognized that bringing on new expertise, experience and outlook to the Board is a required step in achieving the organization’s ambitious goals. The members companies of the Circle Economy cooperative were consulted during the Board nomination process. The new Board will be working with the member companies to identify a fifth member for the Board of Directors, expected to be voted in in early 2016.Andy Ridley, CEO of Circle Economy, reflected on the two new Board members: “We are proud to welcome two such experienced and visionary professionals to our board. Louise Vet, ecologist and one of the pioneers of the circular economy movement, brings a deep knowledge of ecological systems, and how to translate their natural mechanisms to our economy. Moreover, she has an extensive network, and the ability to enthuse a diverse audience for complex concepts such as the circular economy. As a successful international serial entrepreneur Martijn Lopes Cardozo brings in great business and digital experience, both of which are essential for making a circular economy happen and strengthening the effectiveness of our organisation. He is the living proof that circular business models are the future, as he has been able to successfully secure funding for and grow Black Bear, a start-up that brings the circular economy to world of end-of-life tires. We are very fortunate to have them on our side as Circle Economy focuses ever more strongly on implementing practical and scalable solutions for the circular economy.”Louise VetDr. Vet is the Director of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) and professor in Evolutionary Ecology at Wageningen University. She is an elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Vet was awarded several international prizes for her research and serves on a diversity of national and international boards and committees. Because she believes you should practice what you preach, she was the driving force behind the new NIOO building, the most sustainable laboratory/office complex in the Netherlands (www.nioo.knaw.nl/en/building). With her 2009 TEDxAmsterdam lecture ‘Towards a circular economy’ she was the first to promote the circular economy to the general public (see https://vimeo.com/8114328).Vet: “Our linear economy is obsolete. We have to learn and make use of 3.8 billion years of successful natural design to enable us to thrive in the future. Circle Economy can help to bring these ancient lessons into practice. Moreover, as I have been involved in the founding of the Circle Economy foundation I have seen first-hand the impact the organisation can have and I am excited to continue to share my experience as they enter the next stage of their organizational development ”Martijn Lopes CardozoSince March 2014 Mr. Lopes Cardozo is CEO of Black Bear (www.blackbearcarbon.com), a producer of carbon black from end-of-life tires for the tire, rubber and paint industry. Lopes Cardozo is a successful serial entrepreneur. In the USA he built and grew a number of technology companies, all of which had successful exits. Returning to The Netherlands in 2008 he has fulfilled strategy and M&A roles at large corporates. Lopes Cardozo has a MSc degree in Applied Physics from TU Delft and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at Yes!Delft, where he advised and supports a wide variety of start-ups including many in the clean-tech space.Lopes Cardozo:“With Black Bear Carbon we have shown that circular business models are the way to go, however we need many more successful examples as well. As a board member I want to challenge other companies to join the circular future. At the same time, in my experience as an entrepreneur, I understand the challenges and great opportunities that exist for the Circle Economy team. I look forward to applying my expertise to Circle Economy in order to help the team achieve even greater impact.”Future perspectiveTogether with Robert-Jan van Ogtrop (chair) and Herman Wijffels, Louise Vet and Martijn Lopes Cardozo will focus their work as board members on expanding the Circle Economy network, and supporting the organization as it further develops new programs around cities and digital tool development. In early 2016, a fifth board member will be appointed, coming from the Circle Economy membership base.

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December 5, 2019

Louise Vet and Martijn Lopes Cardozo join Circle Economy’s Board of Directors

Louise Vet and Martijn Lopes Cardozo join Circle Economy’s Board of Directors

As of September 21, Louise Vet and Martijn Lopes Cardozo are members of Circle Economy’s Board of Directors, joining the other two members Robert-Jan van Ogtrop and Herman Wijffels. Dr. Vet and Mr. Lopes Cardozo bring their expertise from the world of science and the world of startups, respectively, to the Board.The expansion of the Circle Economy Board of Directors, from two to four members, represents the maturing of Circle Economy as an organization. Having now been in existence for 3 years, the Circle Economy team recognized that bringing on new expertise, experience and outlook to the Board is a required step in achieving the organization’s ambitious goals. The members companies of the Circle Economy cooperative were consulted during the Board nomination process. The new Board will be working with the member companies to identify a fifth member for the Board of Directors, expected to be voted in in early 2016.Andy Ridley, CEO of Circle Economy, reflected on the two new Board members: “We are proud to welcome two such experienced and visionary professionals to our board. Louise Vet, ecologist and one of the pioneers of the circular economy movement, brings a deep knowledge of ecological systems, and how to translate their natural mechanisms to our economy. Moreover, she has an extensive network, and the ability to enthuse a diverse audience for complex concepts such as the circular economy. As a successful international serial entrepreneur Martijn Lopes Cardozo brings in great business and digital experience, both of which are essential for making a circular economy happen and strengthening the effectiveness of our organisation. He is the living proof that circular business models are the future, as he has been able to successfully secure funding for and grow Black Bear, a start-up that brings the circular economy to world of end-of-life tires. We are very fortunate to have them on our side as Circle Economy focuses ever more strongly on implementing practical and scalable solutions for the circular economy.”Louise VetDr. Vet is the Director of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) and professor in Evolutionary Ecology at Wageningen University. She is an elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Vet was awarded several international prizes for her research and serves on a diversity of national and international boards and committees. Because she believes you should practice what you preach, she was the driving force behind the new NIOO building, the most sustainable laboratory/office complex in the Netherlands (www.nioo.knaw.nl/en/building). With her 2009 TEDxAmsterdam lecture ‘Towards a circular economy’ she was the first to promote the circular economy to the general public (see https://vimeo.com/8114328).Vet: “Our linear economy is obsolete. We have to learn and make use of 3.8 billion years of successful natural design to enable us to thrive in the future. Circle Economy can help to bring these ancient lessons into practice. Moreover, as I have been involved in the founding of the Circle Economy foundation I have seen first-hand the impact the organisation can have and I am excited to continue to share my experience as they enter the next stage of their organizational development ”Martijn Lopes CardozoSince March 2014 Mr. Lopes Cardozo is CEO of Black Bear (www.blackbearcarbon.com), a producer of carbon black from end-of-life tires for the tire, rubber and paint industry. Lopes Cardozo is a successful serial entrepreneur. In the USA he built and grew a number of technology companies, all of which had successful exits. Returning to The Netherlands in 2008 he has fulfilled strategy and M&A roles at large corporates. Lopes Cardozo has a MSc degree in Applied Physics from TU Delft and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at Yes!Delft, where he advised and supports a wide variety of start-ups including many in the clean-tech space.Lopes Cardozo:“With Black Bear Carbon we have shown that circular business models are the way to go, however we need many more successful examples as well. As a board member I want to challenge other companies to join the circular future. At the same time, in my experience as an entrepreneur, I understand the challenges and great opportunities that exist for the Circle Economy team. I look forward to applying my expertise to Circle Economy in order to help the team achieve even greater impact.”Future perspectiveTogether with Robert-Jan van Ogtrop (chair) and Herman Wijffels, Louise Vet and Martijn Lopes Cardozo will focus their work as board members on expanding the Circle Economy network, and supporting the organization as it further develops new programs around cities and digital tool development. In early 2016, a fifth board member will be appointed, coming from the Circle Economy membership base.

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As of September 21, Louise Vet and Martijn Lopes Cardozo are members of Circle Economy’s Board of Directors, joining the other two members Robert-Jan van Ogtrop and Herman Wijffels. Dr. Vet and Mr. Lopes Cardozo bring their expertise from the world of science and the world of startups, respectively, to the Board.The expansion of the Circle Economy Board of Directors, from two to four members, represents the maturing of Circle Economy as an organization. Having now been in existence for 3 years, the Circle Economy team recognized that bringing on new expertise, experience and outlook to the Board is a required step in achieving the organization’s ambitious goals. The members companies of the Circle Economy cooperative were consulted during the Board nomination process. The new Board will be working with the member companies to identify a fifth member for the Board of Directors, expected to be voted in in early 2016.Andy Ridley, CEO of Circle Economy, reflected on the two new Board members: “We are proud to welcome two such experienced and visionary professionals to our board. Louise Vet, ecologist and one of the pioneers of the circular economy movement, brings a deep knowledge of ecological systems, and how to translate their natural mechanisms to our economy. Moreover, she has an extensive network, and the ability to enthuse a diverse audience for complex concepts such as the circular economy. As a successful international serial entrepreneur Martijn Lopes Cardozo brings in great business and digital experience, both of which are essential for making a circular economy happen and strengthening the effectiveness of our organisation. He is the living proof that circular business models are the future, as he has been able to successfully secure funding for and grow Black Bear, a start-up that brings the circular economy to world of end-of-life tires. We are very fortunate to have them on our side as Circle Economy focuses ever more strongly on implementing practical and scalable solutions for the circular economy.”Louise VetDr. Vet is the Director of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) and professor in Evolutionary Ecology at Wageningen University. She is an elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Vet was awarded several international prizes for her research and serves on a diversity of national and international boards and committees. Because she believes you should practice what you preach, she was the driving force behind the new NIOO building, the most sustainable laboratory/office complex in the Netherlands (www.nioo.knaw.nl/en/building). With her 2009 TEDxAmsterdam lecture ‘Towards a circular economy’ she was the first to promote the circular economy to the general public (see https://vimeo.com/8114328).Vet: “Our linear economy is obsolete. We have to learn and make use of 3.8 billion years of successful natural design to enable us to thrive in the future. Circle Economy can help to bring these ancient lessons into practice. Moreover, as I have been involved in the founding of the Circle Economy foundation I have seen first-hand the impact the organisation can have and I am excited to continue to share my experience as they enter the next stage of their organizational development ”Martijn Lopes CardozoSince March 2014 Mr. Lopes Cardozo is CEO of Black Bear (www.blackbearcarbon.com), a producer of carbon black from end-of-life tires for the tire, rubber and paint industry. Lopes Cardozo is a successful serial entrepreneur. In the USA he built and grew a number of technology companies, all of which had successful exits. Returning to The Netherlands in 2008 he has fulfilled strategy and M&A roles at large corporates. Lopes Cardozo has a MSc degree in Applied Physics from TU Delft and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at Yes!Delft, where he advised and supports a wide variety of start-ups including many in the clean-tech space.Lopes Cardozo:“With Black Bear Carbon we have shown that circular business models are the way to go, however we need many more successful examples as well. As a board member I want to challenge other companies to join the circular future. At the same time, in my experience as an entrepreneur, I understand the challenges and great opportunities that exist for the Circle Economy team. I look forward to applying my expertise to Circle Economy in order to help the team achieve even greater impact.”Future perspectiveTogether with Robert-Jan van Ogtrop (chair) and Herman Wijffels, Louise Vet and Martijn Lopes Cardozo will focus their work as board members on expanding the Circle Economy network, and supporting the organization as it further develops new programs around cities and digital tool development. In early 2016, a fifth board member will be appointed, coming from the Circle Economy membership base.

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Louise Vet and Martijn Lopes Cardozo join Circle Economy’s Board of Directors

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As of September 21, Louise Vet and Martijn Lopes Cardozo are members of Circle Economy’s Board of Directors, joining the other two members Robert-Jan van Ogtrop and Herman Wijffels. Dr. Vet and Mr. Lopes Cardozo bring their expertise from the world of science and the world of startups, respectively, to the Board.The expansion of the Circle Economy Board of Directors, from two to four members, represents the maturing of Circle Economy as an organization. Having now been in existence for 3 years, the Circle Economy team recognized that bringing on new expertise, experience and outlook to the Board is a required step in achieving the organization’s ambitious goals. The members companies of the Circle Economy cooperative were consulted during the Board nomination process. The new Board will be working with the member companies to identify a fifth member for the Board of Directors, expected to be voted in in early 2016.Andy Ridley, CEO of Circle Economy, reflected on the two new Board members: “We are proud to welcome two such experienced and visionary professionals to our board. Louise Vet, ecologist and one of the pioneers of the circular economy movement, brings a deep knowledge of ecological systems, and how to translate their natural mechanisms to our economy. Moreover, she has an extensive network, and the ability to enthuse a diverse audience for complex concepts such as the circular economy. As a successful international serial entrepreneur Martijn Lopes Cardozo brings in great business and digital experience, both of which are essential for making a circular economy happen and strengthening the effectiveness of our organisation. He is the living proof that circular business models are the future, as he has been able to successfully secure funding for and grow Black Bear, a start-up that brings the circular economy to world of end-of-life tires. We are very fortunate to have them on our side as Circle Economy focuses ever more strongly on implementing practical and scalable solutions for the circular economy.”Louise VetDr. Vet is the Director of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) and professor in Evolutionary Ecology at Wageningen University. She is an elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Vet was awarded several international prizes for her research and serves on a diversity of national and international boards and committees. Because she believes you should practice what you preach, she was the driving force behind the new NIOO building, the most sustainable laboratory/office complex in the Netherlands (www.nioo.knaw.nl/en/building). With her 2009 TEDxAmsterdam lecture ‘Towards a circular economy’ she was the first to promote the circular economy to the general public (see https://vimeo.com/8114328).Vet: “Our linear economy is obsolete. We have to learn and make use of 3.8 billion years of successful natural design to enable us to thrive in the future. Circle Economy can help to bring these ancient lessons into practice. Moreover, as I have been involved in the founding of the Circle Economy foundation I have seen first-hand the impact the organisation can have and I am excited to continue to share my experience as they enter the next stage of their organizational development ”Martijn Lopes CardozoSince March 2014 Mr. Lopes Cardozo is CEO of Black Bear (www.blackbearcarbon.com), a producer of carbon black from end-of-life tires for the tire, rubber and paint industry. Lopes Cardozo is a successful serial entrepreneur. In the USA he built and grew a number of technology companies, all of which had successful exits. Returning to The Netherlands in 2008 he has fulfilled strategy and M&A roles at large corporates. Lopes Cardozo has a MSc degree in Applied Physics from TU Delft and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at Yes!Delft, where he advised and supports a wide variety of start-ups including many in the clean-tech space.Lopes Cardozo:“With Black Bear Carbon we have shown that circular business models are the way to go, however we need many more successful examples as well. As a board member I want to challenge other companies to join the circular future. At the same time, in my experience as an entrepreneur, I understand the challenges and great opportunities that exist for the Circle Economy team. I look forward to applying my expertise to Circle Economy in order to help the team achieve even greater impact.”Future perspectiveTogether with Robert-Jan van Ogtrop (chair) and Herman Wijffels, Louise Vet and Martijn Lopes Cardozo will focus their work as board members on expanding the Circle Economy network, and supporting the organization as it further develops new programs around cities and digital tool development. In early 2016, a fifth board member will be appointed, coming from the Circle Economy membership base.

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