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Governing Board


Governing Board is the main decision-making body of CBE JU. It supervises the implementation of the CBE JU’s objectives, adopts its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, as well as its yearly work programme and budget, and approves the annual activity report of CBE JU, among other tasks.

The Governing Board is composed of five representatives from the European Commission and five from BIC.

Find more information on the functioning and tasks of the CBE JU’s Governing Board in articles 15-17 of the Council regulation (EU) 2021/2085 of 19 November 2021.

Members of the CBE JU Governing Board

  • Chair: Rob BEEKERS, Director of New Business Development at Cargill Bio-Industrial Group 
  • Vice-Chair: John BELL, Director for Healthy Planet, DG RTD


European Commission members:

European Commission members are appointed by the Commission Decision 8911 (2021) of 13 December 2021.


Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) members:

Decisions of the CBE JU Governing Board

Meetings of the CBE JU Governing Board