PUNE, India — The World BioEconomy Forum recently announced the induction of Dr. Pramod Chaudhari, founder and Chairman of Praj Industries, to the advisory board of the forum. This is reportedly the first time India has secured such position.

The World BioEconomy Forum provides a platform to different stakeholders, namely policymakers, bio-based industries, the forest industry, the chemical industry, associations and institutes. The objective of the forum is to increase awareness on sustainable social and economic development and the efficient use of natural resources through the latest innovations in the circular bio-economy. Various events and roundtables are organized around the world to bring thought leaders, innovators and policy makers to deliberate on the latest technology trends, challenges and opportunities for advancing the bio-economy.

Chaudhari has been a pathfinder in the global industrial biotechnology sector. He now joins the World BioEconomy Forum Advisory board that includes think tanks for biotechnology, renewed dignitaries from the biotechnology and forest industries, and market regulators, among others. These entities guide the industry in shaping the future of the evolving Bio-economy, identifying opportunities to work together to set a wider example on how to deliver a sustainable future.

Jukka Kantola, Founder of World Bioeconomy Forum said, “It is our great pleasure to invite Founder of Praj, Dr Pramod Chaudhari as a member for the Advisory Board. He is well known and globally recognised in the field of circular bioeconomy and leadership. His visionary and steadfast work is a good reference of what the bioeconomy can add to a sustainable vision. The World BioEconomy Forum continues its journey - this year our major event is in Belém, Brazil and we are looking forward to bring the Forum in India one day.”

Dr.Chaudhari commented, “I am pleased to join the advisory board of the World BioEconomy Forum. It is a respected body and is working toward unleashing the immense potential bioeconomy has to offer. I look forward to engage with other members of the board and share my experience and knowledge in this endeavour.” In his three-year tenure, Dr. Chaudhari will provide leadership to advance the causes of bioeconomy in the Asia-Pacific region, helping step up climate change mitigation endeavors. The next World BioEconomy Forum will be held 18-20 Oct. 18-20, 2021, in partnership with the state of Pará, and major bioeconomy associations in Brazil, ABAG and Ibá.

For more information about the World Bioeconomy Forum, visit www.wcbef.com.