Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits

Justin van Rooyen

Justin-VanRooyen_PicSenior Vice President, Business Development / General Manager of Brazil

In 2014 Lallemand acquired the yeast technology assets and staff of Mascoma Corporation where Justin served as Vice President of Corporate Development.  He joined Mascoma  in 2007 in a corporate development role and in 2010 was given responsibility for leading corporate strategy and the new business development. His current responsibilities include the sales and commercialization activities for LBDS bioengineered products. Under Justin’s leadership various teams in Mascoma identified new products and markets that currently form the basis for LBDS’s bioengineered yeast commercial activities and form the pipeline for future products. During his tenure at Mascoma Corporation he participated either directly in the processes that have raised in excess of $80MM in equity capital and over $100MM in government grants. Prior to Mascoma corporation Justin served as an associate at Flagship Ventures and preceding that spend several years working as an engineer for ExxonMobil in the downstream sector. Justin holds both bachelors and masters degrees in chemical engineering, from the Universities of Pretoria (South Africa) and Twente (the Netherlands) respectively, holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and holds CAIA and CFA charters.

In 2021, Justin was promoted to Senior Vice President of Business Development & GM Brazil. This recognizes the significant contribution that Justin continues to bring in orchestrating new business collaborations to LBDS, as well as clarifying his responsibility for all aspects of our blossoming Brazilian business where he is responsible for the P&L of this significant part of our business.