Craig Barratt, Ph.D., Chair
Craig Barratt, Ph.D. joined the Calysta Board of Directors in 2013 and was named Board Chair in 2019. Craig Barratt is an experienced advisor with an extensive background in technology. In addition to serving on Calysta’s board, Dr. Barratt sits on the boards of IonQ, Atmosic, and Intuitive Surgical, and formerly held executive positions at a variety of high-impact hardware and system businesses, including Intel, Google, Barefoot Networks and Atheros. Until May 2020, Dr. Barratt served as senior vice president and general manager of the Connectivity Group of Intel, since its acquisition of Barefoot Networks, Inc., a computer networking company in 2019, where he previously served as president and chief executive officer since. Previously, Dr. Barratt held several different roles at Google, including senior vice president, access and energy and advisor. He served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Atheros Communications, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, from 2003 until its 2011 acquisition by Qualcomm. Dr. Barratt has served as a member of IonQ’s board of directors since January 2021.
Jean-Marc Dublanc joined the Calysta Board of Directors in 2020. He is Chief Executive Officer of Adisseo Group, owned by Bluestar group, a subsidiary of ChemChina. He joined Adisseo in 2006 as Director of innovation, Marketing and Sales, and was named CEO in 2010. Mr. Dublanc began his career at Indosuez Bank and then joined the financial management of Rhone-Poulenc in 1981. He subsequently held senior operational and management positions in several subsidiaries in France and the United States. Before joining Adisseo, he was in charge of a subsidiary in the field of human nutrition. Mr. Dublanc is a graduate of the ESCP Business School in Paris, France.
Jacqueline Pieters-Zetsma joined the Calysta Board of Directors in 2021 as independent Non-Executive Director and chair of the Audit Committee. She brings over 28 years of management experience in advising and financing multiple companies in the international Food & Agribusiness space.
Jacqueline currently holds the position as chair of Strategic Advisory Board of Strike Two at The New Fork (blockchain) and as member of the Board at the Breadfruit House Dominica Foundation.
She formerly held positions as Lead Finance & Investments, Vision 2050 at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, as member of the Advisory Board Women in Food & Agribusiness, as member of the Investment Committee Rabo Frontier Ventures, a VC Fund owned by Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., as Global Head Banking for Food Inspiration Center, as Global Head Sector Banking F&A, as Global Head Dairy and Global Head M&A. as member of the Shareholder Council at Rabo Partnership, as member of the Rabobank Ethics Committee and as member of the Advisory board of Rabo Art Collection, all within Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A. (1992—2020).
Daniela Proske, Ph.D.
Daniela Proske, Ph.D. joined the Calysta Board of Directors in 2022.
Daniela is Managing Partner at Bp Ventures and focuses on Venture Capital investments in mobility and electrification, low carbon fuels, digital technologies, circular economy as well as customer convenience. It’s a global function based in San Francisco to support bp’s decarbonization goals and re-positioning the company for opportunities created by the energy transition. In addition to Calysta, she holds several board positions: RepairPal, Ryd and Mendel. Daniela also represents bp on the advisory board of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Daniela started her career at the chemical company BASF and gained several years of experience in international business development, sales and marketing. Later, she looked after BASF Ventures in North America and worked as a senior manager in BASF’s M&A team, leading international transactions for various business units.
Prior to BASF, Daniela co-founded managed a life science company which was listed at the German stock market. She has a PhD in biochemistry from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany and graduated in economics at the St. Galler Business School, Switzerland.
Alan Shaw, Ph.D., is President, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Calysta, and a member of the Board of Directors. He joined in 2012. Dr. Shaw is a veteran biotechnology entrepreneur and chemical industry executive, with more than 25 years’ experience building and leading technology companies. Before joining Calysta, he was a Founder of Codexis (Nasdaq: CDXS), and served for 10 years as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director.
Prior to Codexis, Dr. Shaw held senior operating and business development positions in the United Kingdom for Chiroscience Group plc and for the chemical and biopharmaceutical units of Clariant and BTP plc from 1994-99. For the previous 15 years, he held management and scientific leadership positions for Imperial Chemical Industries plc (ICI)/Zeneca, including Business Head, Fine Chemicals and Marketing Manager, European Sales. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Teesside University and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Durham, England. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Mike Velings joined the Calysta Board of Directors and the Advisory Board in 2015. He is the founder and the driving force behind Aqua-Spark, a global investment fund for sustainable aquaculture, combining a healthy financial profit with environmental and social impact. A lifelong entrepreneur, Mike has spent decades jumpstarting a range of successful businesses. Among other ventures, he co-founded Connexie, which has helped catalyze a professional employment industry across the Netherlands. Mike naturally combines his business background with environmental and social engagement. He understands the potential for business to create durable solutions to complex world problems. With this in mind, Mike founded A-Spark: an investment company that assists entrepreneurs across the globe in realizing their visions of a start-up with a world-changing element. Through A-Spark he has invested in a broad range of ventures over the years– both in the developed and developing world. Mike serves on several boards and is also a member of the Chairman’s Council of Conservation International and an Honorary Global Marine Fellow.