Arthur ten Wolde

Circular Economy Expert for De Groene Zaak and Ecopreneur.eu

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Arthur ten Wolde works as a circular economy expert for the European Sustainable Business Federation Ecopreneur.eu, the Dutch Sustainable Business Association De Groene Zaak (member of Ecopreneur.eu) and the Alliance for Circular Economy Solutions (ACES). Ecopreneur.eu represents 2000 sustainable pioneers in seven member states, mainly SMEs. In this position he is responsible for public affairs on circular economy with a focus on the EU Circular Economy Package.
In addition, Arthur advises companies and municipalities about the circular economy as Head and Owner of Circular Future and Member of the Cooperative firm Amsterdam Resilience Collective (Coop ARC). His main drive is to contribute, with the biggest possible impact, to accelerating and mainstreaming the circular economy.
Arthur ten Wolde is internationally recognized as a circular economy expert, motivational speaker and (co-)author of several reports and numerous articles in magazines such as Euractiv and Milieu (Environment). Before, he worked on sustainability and innovation for a Dutch think tank, where he became coordinator circular economy and advised AkzoNobel, and on innovation policy for the Confederation of Netherlands Industries and Employers VNO-NCW, where he lay the foundations for the Dutch SEED Facility providing risk capital for innovative start-up companies. He has a PhD in experimental physics and started his career as a polymer technologist.