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.
English, Dutch, German
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.
Agnès ALVES DE SOUZA
Dr. Dick VAN BEERS
Administration and Human Resources manager
Dr. Suren ERKMAN
Chairman of the Board Sofies International
Executive Vice President Sofies International, Managing Director Sofies Geneva
Executive Vice President Sofies International
CEO Sofies International