Babette is a Director of Business Development at Ginkgo Bioworks. Ginkgo Bioworks is the organism company, who design custom microbes for customers across multiple markets, and build biological foundries to scale the process of organism engineering using software and hardware automation.
Before joining Ginkgo, Babette was the Chief Business Development Officer at Capricorn Venture Partners, a European manager of venture capital and equity funds, Chief Commercial Officer for BioAmber, a market leader in bio-based succinic acid and a pioneer in renewable chemicals, and VP New Business Development for Performance Materials at Royal DSM. Prior to this, Babette held Marketing & New Business Development roles in different industry groups for over 20 years at Dow Corning, after started her career in Product Management in the Healthcare Industry with Baxter Travenol.
Babette has a BSc in Biology from Wellesley College, USA and an MBA from INSEAD, France. She is on the Advisory Committee of the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3) and the European Forum of Industrial Biotechnology (EFIB), and the Boards of The United Fund of Belgium (UFB) and VMD Invest. Babette is a member of Club L, Women’s Professional network, and WOB, Women on Board.