Dr. Ramin Azodanlou has more than 15 years of combined experience as a business leader and expertise in the petroleum and biosynthetic oils. He is a founder and CEO of Suncis. Dr. Azodanlou was head of R&D teams & projects in various industries such as Syngenta biotechmology to produce the next generation of biofuel, nutraceutical and biopharmaceutical products. He was also head of analytical R&D laboratory for several startup companies before founding Suncis and now Azo Group (AG), Dr. Azodanlou also served as a CEO at Star Oils, the petroleum refining company in the middle east. In this last role, he helped to develop an environmental friendly process to produce various petroleum oil based products. During his last years he developed a revolutionary and unique process to produce multitude technologies and currently scaling up processes for food, fuel, pharma and cosmetic industries.

Dr Azodanlou received a doctorate in technical science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland (ETH) and chemical engineering Ms. and Bs. from University of Geneva, Switzerland, while post-doctoral fellow at Novartis & Syngenta, Dr. Azodanlou focused on the production of bio-based products for plants and microorganisms. Dr. Azodanlou has also been recognized by Swiss Technology Review magazine as one of the world’s top innovators during his PhD study at ETH.