Infinity Recycling | Team
Jan Willem Muller

JAN-WILLEM MULLER

Managing Partner

Jan-Willem is an experienced leader in petrochemical market. For the past 15 years Jan Willem was a trader/book leader for renowned trading company. He worked and lived in Seoul, Houston, Singapore and Geneva. Main focus has been on global trade of petrochemical and gasoline products. Over the past years, he has successfully developed a position in the advanced recycling market and invested in several promising new ventures. He delivered significant value growth by leveraging his extensive network within the global petrochemical industry. Jan Willem holds a Msc Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

JEROEN KELDER

Managing Partner

Jeroen is a finance executive with over 20 years' experience in M&A, corporate finance and operations. He started his career at ING and spent 18 years at GE Capital where he was responsible for debt & equity investments in European mid-market companies and European energy & sustainability projects. Over the past years, Jeroen has developed a deep understanding of how the circular economy drives value to investors and he brings a wealth of experience in structuring complex transactions designed to achieve tangible impact. Jeroen holds a Msc Economics from Groningen University and an MBA from London Business School.

JEROEN KELDER
JEROEN KELDER

JEROEN KELDER

Managing Partner

Jeroen is a finance executive with over 20 years' experience in M&A, corporate finance and operations. He started his career at ING and spent 18 years at GE Capital where he was responsible for debt & equity investments in European mid-market companies and European energy & sustainability projects. Over the past years, Jeroen has developed a deep understanding of how the circular economy drives value to investors and he brings a wealth of experience in structuring complex transactions designed to achieve tangible impact. Jeroen holds a Msc Economics from Groningen University and an MBA from London Business School.

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Arie Hooimeijer

Head of Investments

Arie has an extensive background in Investing, Operations and Corporate Finance. He started his career in investment banking advising on both mergers & acquisitions and capital market transactions (eg IPO’s), specializing in the waste market. He subsequently joined a portfolio company owned by a large US fund ultimately leading a comprehensive restructuring as COO. The last 7 years before joining Infinity he was a Partner at GIMV a European Investment company. Arie is dedicated to use his experience to drive change in the global recycling market. Arie holds a Msc Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam

Bram Snijders

IC Member

Bram is Head of Investments at Infinity Recycling. As growth capital investor he gained over 10 years of experience in private equity, M&A, and business development. In 2017, he co-founded Aegon Growth Capital (a EUR 100mio pan-European growth capital fund) and led the deal execution and sourcing at the firm. Bram assisted in the operational setup of the fund and was responsible for all acquisitions, serving in many of the boards. He currently advises the AGC fund as chairman of the supervisory board of one of the portfolio companies Phinance (PL). Prior to setting up the AGC fund, Bram operated as an all-round M&A professional in a multitude of buy- & sell-sides as well as shareholder restructurings and joint venture partnerships, such as a sale of EUR 7.4bn AuM to PE firm Cinven Capital, the sale of five joint ventures in Spain and the setup of a EUR 220mio partnership deal with Santander.

Bram Snijders
Bram Snijders

Bram Snijders

IC Member

Bram is Head of Investments at Infinity Recycling. As growth capital investor he gained over 10 years of experience in private equity, M&A, and business development. In 2017, he co-founded Aegon Growth Capital (a EUR 100mio pan-European growth capital fund) and led the deal execution and sourcing at the firm. Bram assisted in the operational setup of the fund and was responsible for all acquisitions, serving in many of the boards. He currently advises the AGC fund as chairman of the supervisory board of one of the portfolio companies Phinance (PL). Prior to setting up the AGC fund, Bram operated as an all-round M&A professional in a multitude of buy- & sell-sides as well as shareholder restructurings and joint venture partnerships, such as a sale of EUR 7.4bn AuM to PE firm Cinven Capital, the sale of five joint ventures in Spain and the setup of a EUR 220mio partnership deal with Santander.

Maria Norman Novaes

Maria Norman Novaes

Head of Legal, Investment Manager

Maria is a commercially minded and dynamic lawyer with over 10 years' experience in the energy industry. She has lived and worked in the Netherlands for the past 5 years, and in Brazil and England before that. Over the past years, Maria has developed a passion for sustainability and has honed her skills to enable corporate net positive impact. Maria is an Executive MBA candidate at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

Monica Puccetti

Head of ESG, Investment Manager

Monica is a driven and motivated M&A professional with multiple years of cross-border experience throughout Italy, The Netherlands and India. She combines an international background with extensive skills in the broader corporate finance field managing multiple complex projects (sell-side, buy-side deals, Deal related valuations, IPO and strategic partnerships). Among her core skills is the in-depth knowledge of advanced valuation practices. Whilst in India to set scalable services provided by PwC proprietary Hub center, she developed a high interest for ESG topics leading her to take a more prominent and hands-on role on the matter. Within PwC, she was part of the Deals internal ESG committee, taking care of analyzing and implementing ESG topics in the M&A cycle, assessing the impact of ESG and outlining the approach to reflect the ESG factors in deals for valuation purposes.

Monica Puccetti
Monica Puccetti

Monica Puccetti

Head of ESG , Investment Manager

Monica is a driven and motivated M&A professional with multiple years of cross-border experience throughout Italy, The Netherlands and India. She combines an international background with extensive skills in the broader corporate finance field managing multiple complex projects (sell-side, buy-side deals, Deal related valuations, IPO and strategic partnerships). Among her core skills is the in-depth knowledge of advanced valuation practices. Whilst in India to set scalable services provided by PwC proprietary Hub center, she developed a high interest for ESG topics leading her to take a more prominent and hands-on role on the matter. Within PwC, she was part of the Deals internal ESG committee, taking care of analyzing and implementing ESG topics in the M&A cycle, assessing the impact of ESG and outlining the approach to reflect the ESG factors in deals for valuation purposes.

Olav Aagaard

Olav Aagaard

Technical Partner

Olav is a R&D executive with over 30 years' experience in innovations in the plastics industry. He started and served 13 years in research management & business development roles in several polymer businesses of Royal DSM. The last 17 years he worked for wine closure producer & brand owner Vinventions where he is responsible for new product innovation and new product launch. His focus and passion lie with sustainability & innovation, and he has recently successfully pioneered the use of advanced recycled materials in wine closures. As such, he experienced the necessity of rapid scale up of supply of advanced recycled polymers and dealt with how to embed and sell this innovation in the complex plastic value chain. In his role of technical partner, he brings value with his product launch R&D/BD experience and knowledge of the plastic value chain and players. Olav holds a MSc Chemical Engineering degree and has a PhD in Organic Chemistry both from the Technical University of Eindhoven.

Sander Verhoeven

Investment Associate

Sander is a detail-oriented and energetic investment associate with a keen interest in the waste-management and plastics industry. Having worked in investment banking and corporate finance within the Dutch and Japanese financial sector, he developed a holistic approach to problem solving and a thorough understanding of valuation and financial modelling. Sander holds a BSc in Business Administration, an MSc in Finance & Investments and an MSc in Management of Innovation from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

Sander Verhoeven
Sander Verhoeven

Sander Verhoeven

Investment Associate

Sander is a detail-oriented and energetic investment associate with a keen interest in the waste-management and plastics industry. Having worked in investment banking and corporate finance within the Dutch and Japanese financial sector, he developed a holistic approach to problem solving and a thorough understanding of valuation and financial modelling. Sander holds a BSc in Business Administration, an MSc in Finance & Investments and an MSc in Management of Innovation from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

Advisory Board

Infinity Recycling is supported by an independent Advisory Board that will provide market intelligence, strategic advice, and introduction to relevant partners. The Advisory Board consists of senior executives from key segments in plastics value chain. A strong cross-sector representation enables Infinity Recycling to react, adapt and proactively play into the demands of each sector. Enabling the companies Infinity Recycling invests in, to flourish.

Advisors

Paul Hodges

Paul Hodges

Paul serves as Global Expert with the World Economic Forum. He is a leading advocate for the sustainability agenda within the chemical and plastics industries. He is a regular speaker at international conferences and writes for the FT and other leading media. Paul is a former senior exec of ICI and a Member of the Energy Institute and a Freeman of City of London.

Nelleke van der Puil

Nelleke van der Puil

Nelleke is VP Materials at The LEGO Group, responsible for materials in LEGO core products. She heads the team that drives technical development of sustainable materials for future products. Prior to joining LEGO, she held several leadership positions at Avantium and worked as research engineer in the R&D Center at ABB Lummus Global in Bloomfield NJ. Nelleke holds a PhD and MSc in Chemical Engineering from Delft University.

WiegerDroogh

Wieger Droogh

Wieger is CEO of PreZero Nederland, #2 in Dutch waste management sector with a turnover of €0.5 bn and 2,000 FTE. He is vice-chairman of the Dutch Waste Management Association Board and a regular speaker at industry events. Prior to joining PreZero he was CEO of Suez Nederland and in 2008, he was a senior strategy consultant. Wieger has deep experience in the development and implementation of business strategies and the transformation of existing business models within complex organizations.

Benny Mermans

Benny Mermans

Benny is Vice President Sustainability at Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, a worldwide producer and marketer of petrochemical products equally owned by Chevron and Phillips 66. He has over 30 years experience in the petrochemical industry across Exxon, ICI and Chevron Phillips. Benny is a Board Member of Plastics Europe and a longstanding member of Cefic.

Russell Pullan

Russell Pullan

Russell is an experienced cleantech investor and serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of international experience in energy and resource efficiency sectors. He has built and run over $1 bn of funds and investments including with The Carbon Trust, Nomura, Aramco and Green Investment Bank-SDCL. He has served on the CalSTRS Green Wave Advisory Board and engaged with international climate and energy initiatives such as UNFCC-COP and UNEP.

Professor Richard Templer

Richard Templer

Richard is Professor of Chemistry at Imperial College and Director Innovation at Grantham Institute. He has a strong track record of supporting students, innovators and entrepreneurs address the challenges and opportunities of climate change. He co-founded Climate-KIC, EU's main climate innovation initiative (>1,000 start-ups, attracting over €0.5 bn investment). He is a member of London Sustainable Development Commission and led the realization of Centre for Climate Change Innovation.

Angeles Toledo Rodriguez

Angeles Toledo Rodriguez

Angeles serves as the Lead Sustainability Advisor of Blue Sky Group. She is an experienced impact investor with + 20 years of experience in Developed and Emerging Markets. She has specialized in sustainable themes and the energy transition, as an investor and a thought leader. Prior to her role, she worked for Triodos as the Lead Fund Manager of Triodos Groenfonds, a Euronext listed green vehicle dedicated to the Energy transition, encompassing + 350 projects with a total value of €1.2bn.

She was distinguished in 2021 with the London based prize “Women Smart Energy Award Category Finance” for her active role in financing the energy transition. She is part of the Top 50 Women in Sustainable Finance in the Netherlands 2022.

CIRCULAR, IMPACTFUL AND PROFITABLE

Infinity Recycling creates markets for end of life waste streams by investing in advanced recycling technologies and connecting the value chain.

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