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John van Leeuwen

CEO, EcoSynthetix Inc.

John van Leeuwen, co-founder and CEO of EcoSynthetix, and his team have developed environmentally sustainable products that can be used to replace fossil fuels in the manufacturing process for a range of industrial and consumer applications, including the paper, paperboard, building products, adhesives and personal care markets. EcoSynthetix’s products are based on green chemistry, making them environmentally sustainable. John has been the driving force behind EcoSynthetix, providing the initial capital to develop the company’s intellectual property, while also establishing a long-term plan for the organization. EcoSynthetix was the largest cleantech IPO in Canadian history when it went public in 2011.