Board Observer, ECBF
Marie Asano is currently Principal at the European Circular Bioeconomy Fund, responsible for investments in verticals relating to sustainable chemistry, bioeconomy and circularity.
Previously she was a Senior Investment Manager at High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), a German-based seed fund. At HTGF she invested in companies active in the areas of 3D printing, nutrition, biotech, R&D kits, hardware and animal health.
In addition, she was also the lead person for all out-reach activities relating to expanding the funds deal flow and network in the chemical sector.
Before beginning her professional career, Marie completed her PhD in nanochemistry/biophysics and polymer science at the universities of Liège and Bordeaux, after which she then obtained an MBA at the Collège des Ingénieurs.