Strategic Business Advisor
Michele Rubino is currently with Beta Renewables, a JV between Italian chemical company MG Chemicals, global biotech leader Novozymes and Private Equity TPG focused on commercializing its industry-leading PROESA technology 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 oversees 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.