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Jim Iacoponi

Senior Vice President, Nutrition Ingredients


Jim joined Amyris in 2015 and is responsible for launching Amyris’s high-intensity sweeteners business in the US, for commercialization of its human milk oligosaccharides product, and for building its fermentation co-products business in personal care applications and animal nutrition. Additionally, Jim leads Amyris’s R&D partnership with Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Porto in Portugal, it’s Regulatory Affairs activities, its legacy Performance Materials business and is on the board for Amyris’s lubricants joint-venture, Novvi.

Jim has over three decades of diverse business experience in across food, retail, chemicals and fuels sectors. Prior to joining Amyris he was Vice President of Operations for Propel Fuels, building California’s leading renewable fuel retail network providing flex fuel and renewable diesel to consumers. Previously, he served at BP P.L.C. for 28 years where he held numerous leadership roles including in convenience retailing, sales operations, strategy development, financial planning & performance management, business restructuring, petroleum refining, and supply chain management.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Science in Management from Purdue University.

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