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Thu, May 06



HACC - Leap Atlantic - 2021 European-American Business Trends Series

Leap Atlantic - 2021 European-American Business Trends Series will virtually gather executives from both sides of the Atlantic for insightful and timely discussions around some of the most pertinent themes in European-American today

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HACC - Leap Atlantic -  2021 European-American Business Trends Series
HACC - Leap Atlantic -  2021 European-American Business Trends Series

Time & Location

May 06, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM


About the event

Part 2 - May 6th, 2021: (Re) Build Smarter

While the world’s demand for energy and clean water continues to grow alongside greenhouse gases, companies throughout Europe and the U.S. are devising innovative solutions to address these global concerns.

On May 6, learn more about how cutting-edge companies are focusing on environmental impact and sustainability with a well-rounded group of experts during (𝗥𝗘)𝗕𝘂𝗶𝗹𝗱 𝗦𝗺𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗿, organized in partnership with LEAP-Atlantic.

Meet the Session Speakers:

Antonis Papadourakis | President & CEO – LANXESS Corporation. Prior to his roles at LANXESS, he held diverse positions in Europe including Sr. Chemical Engineer, Group Leader of the Process Economics Center and Process Control Manager for Polymers & Resins worldwide, Purchasing Manager for Rohm and Haas (UK) Ltd., Engelhard Corporation as Global Business Manager for Stationary Source & Indoor Air and Regional Group President, Americas at Altuglas International.

Tina Owens | Senior Director of Agriculture for Danone North America, the largest public benefit corporation and the largest Certified B Corporation in the world. Tina leads the charge for regenerative agriculture practices, farmer profitability, unique animal feed supply chain development, and regenerative financing. She also oversees Danone’s public commitment to soil health in North America, working with partners such as Cornell University & EcoPractices.

Oshik Efrati | CEO – HomeBiogas. Oshik cofounded HomeBiogas in 2012 with the mission of reducing organic waste, transitioning to renewable energy, and improving the health and living conditions for the millions of families that are still cooking on charcoal and wood. HomeBiogas has deployed thousands of biogas systems to over 90 countries worldwide, enabling people to transform their lives while simultaneously helping the environment.

Stewart Leeth | Chief Sustainability Officer – Smithfield Foods. In this role, Leeth leads company-wide regulatory initiatives and directs the company’s sustainability program. This program focuses on animal welfare, employee relations, environmental stewardship, food safety and quality, and community development. He is also responsible for legal affairs for Smithfield’s hog production division and serves as vice president of the Smithfield Foundation.

Patrice Duboé | Executive VP, CTIO South & Central Europe at Capgemini. Patrice has been working in Innovation & Technology for more than 25 years in multicultural environments. Being passionate about sustainable Innovation, the Internet of Everything, and Smart Energy, he has also founded a startup to deliver autonomous telecom stations providing solar energy & data connections for isolated territories.

Arnout Dijkhuizen | Investment Director at ENGIE. Driven and structured investor and business leader who brings good energy to his teams and delivers constant results to roles in finance, investments, and business development. Looking for opportunities to make a difference in the world by helping with vision, strategy, and tactics behind setting up new business ventures.

MODERATOR -  Clyde (Skip) E. Rankin, III | Partner - Baker & McKenzie. He is a member of the Firm's North America Transactional Practice Group based in the New York office and is Chair of the North America Projects Practice. Mr. Rankin is fluent in French. He has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America from 2006 - 2021 and is highlighted in Legal 500 US 2010, 2011, 2015, and 2017-2021 for his work as an advisor to sponsors in project finance and renewable energy. He has also been named a New York Metro Super Lawyer from 2014-2021.

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