Email: dick.vanbeers-at-@sofiesgroup.com

Senior Expert | PhD (Resources and Environment), MSc (Applied Science), BSc (Industrial Engineering)

Areas of Expertise: Sustainable and inclusive industrial development, eco-industrial parks, cleaner production and resource efficiency, strategic waste management and recycling, sustainability enabling business models, material flow analysis, international development, project management.

Languages: English, Dutch, German

Career: Dick has over 15 years international work, consulting, and applied research experience in various sectors, including manufacturing, mining, resource processing, waste processing, and government. He is passionate about working with SMEs, large industries and industrial parks to improve their economic, environmental, and societal performance and scale up their innovations and positive impacts.

Dick collaborates with Sofies as an international expert on projects in the area of sustainable and inclusive industrial development.

Dick held previous positions with GHD Engineering Consulting (Australia), Centre of Excellence in Cleaner Production Perth (Australia), Centre for Industrial Ecology at Yale University (USA), African Environmental Solutions (South Africa), University of Cape Town (South Africa), Roto Smeets Etten (Netherlands).

Dick is a Dutch citizen, currently living in Germany.

Outside the office… Dick likes to cycle, run, and spend time with his family.

Geneva's Office

Geneva | Switzerland

Rue du Vuache 1
CP 2091
1211 Genève 1

+41 22 338 15 24

Sofies-Geneva is the headquarters for Sofies SA.

We manage projects in Switzerland and around the globe from our Geneva office thanks to a multidisciplinary, cosmopolitan team who speaks some ten languages, including French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Our centrally located offices are easily accessible at 20 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes walking from the train station.