Francois de Bie

Total Corbion PLA

François de Bie is Senior Marketing and Supply Chain Director at Total Corbion PLA. In his job he supports partners and brand owners that want to capitalize on the benefits of bioplastics. François holds a Master of Science degree in polymer technology from Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. Before joining Total Corbion PLA, François worked at Corbion, EconCore, Sabic and GE Plastics where he held various positions, including business leadership, marketing and sales. Building partnerships and new business development  are his key areas of expertise.

In 2013, François was elected Chairman of the Board of European Bioplastics, a position he still holds. With over 70 members from across the value chain, it is the largest European association representing the bioplastics industry. Furthermore, François is a founding member of Holland Bioplastics association and Chairman of the European CN/TC411 committee that created the EU standard for measuring biobased content.