Fred van Beuningen

Fred van Beuningen

Managing Partner

Educated in business at Erasmus University in Rotterdam and INSEAD, France, Fred has worked as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Board member for international industrial companies and as innovation lead.

Fred started his career with Royal Dutch Shell. His international industry experience spans Europe and Asia in sectors ranging from oil & gas, chemicals and industrial gas to packaging and logistics. Most recently, he served as Director of Innovation at global chemicals company AkzoNobel and worked on the integration of sustainability into the company’s strategy.

Fred is an observer on the Board of Chrysailx portfolio company NanoSteel. He also serves on the investment committee of a regional development company in the Netherlands and on the supervisory Boards of the Erasmus center of future energy, the International Clean Tech Network and Holland Circular Hotspot. He participates in a strategic advisory board to the government on sustainable economic development and the hydrogen economy, and served on the Board of the sustainability network of the Young Presidents Organization – YPO.

Fred’s experience is in technology, innovation, and bringing technology to the market. His international network allows him to connect with technology institutes, venture and growth investors and entrepreneurs, and CVC’s. He believes that business can be a force for good and has an important role to play in the “decade that matters”.

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Fred van Beuningen

Managing Partner

Fred is a Managing Partner based in the Netherlands. His industry expertise spans C-level, Executive Board and CEO positions in oil & gas, chemicals, logistics, innovation and sustainability, and scaling up ventures.

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Richard MacKellar

Managing Partner

Richard is a Managing Partner based in Vancouver. He is an entrepreneur and startup CEO with industry expertise in electric power, material science, mining and metals.

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Dr. Wal van Lierop

Executive Chairman & Founding Partner

Wal is the Founder of Chrysalix and a Managing Partner based in Vancouver. He launched Chrysalix in 2001 and is recognised for his expertise and thought leadership in industrial innovation, energy and cleantech.

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Dr. Charles Haythornthwaite

Senior Partner

Charlie is a Senior Partner based in the United Kingdom. He leads the opportunity recognition and investment selection process in the Chrysalix RoboValley Fund and has a special interest in mining innovation. 

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Dr. Alfred Lam

Partner

Alfred is a Partner based in the Netherlands. He has incubated and launched ventures from academia and is involved in the development of investment theses, deal sourcing and due diligence with a special interest in energy and resource productivity. 

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Wendy Leong

Vice President, Finance

Wendy is the Vice President of Finance based in Vancouver. She has nearly 25 years of experience in private equity investment management and works closely with the investment team on valuation and finance matters.

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Alicia Lenis

VICE PRESIDENT

Alicia is a Vice President based in Vancouver. She works on investment theses development, deal sourcing, due diligence and portfolio management. Alicia has close to 15 years of industrial technology sector experience.

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Nicholas Andruschak

Associate

Nicholas is an Associate based in Vancouver. He is responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence, and developing investment theses. Nicholas is particularly interested in companies developing sensor systems and intelligent systems to facilitate Industry 4.0.

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Giuliana Unger

Analyst

Giuliana is an Analyst based in the Netherlands. She has expertise in cleantech innovation and carbon capture and utilization (CCU), and she is responsible for sourcing new deals and due diligence.

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