Strategic Business Advisor
Michele Rubino is a business consultant with breadth of experience across biotechnology and cleantech. Previously he was COO and board member of Beta Renewables, a JV between global biotech leader Novozymes, Private Equity TPG and a large chemical company focused on commercializing technologies for the conversion of lignocellulosic non-food biomass to low carbon intensity, petroleum replacements such as biofuels and bio-based chemicals. At Beta Renewables, Michele was overseeing licensing as well as business and corporate development activities. Prior to this Michele spent 5 years at Synthetic Genomics, a San Diego-based life sciences start-up focused on commercializing Craig Venter’s cutting-edge genomic technologies, in a business development capacity within the industrial biotechnology group. Michele also worked for many years in the biofuels division for a large agri-industrial company in both the US and EU. He also has an entrepreneurial experience in the biofuels area.
Michele holds an MS in Industrial Engineering from the Politecnico of Milan as well as an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.