Jing Liu – CEO & Board director
Dr. Jing Liu is a co-founder and majority owner of Bioprocess Control. He had been Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and a Board member since the company was established in 2006. Since January of 2013, Jing has been fully responsible for company operations at Bioprocess Control. In 2014, he was formally appointed as CEO to lead the company into an exciting growth phase. Jing is also an Associate Professor in the field of Environmental Biotechnology and Bioenergy at Lund University, Sweden. Over the past 20 years, Jing's work has been focused on both technology and business development in optimisation of the biogas process, with a special emphasis on instrumentation, control and automation.
Jing has been nominated for several research and enterprise awards in Sweden. He has worked as a senior scientist and AD specialist, leading both academic research projects and industrial product development projects since 2004. In addition to having a strong technical/engineering background, Jing has over 15 years work experience with sales and business development in the pharmaceutical, environmental biotechnology and biogas industries, including over 12 years experience of strategy development and management in technical- and innovations oriented entrepreneurial environments.
Gustaf Olsson – Chairman of the board
Gustaf Olsson is professor in Industrial automation and since 2006 professor emeritus at Lund University, Sweden. He has devoted his research to control and automation in water systems, electrical power systems and industrial processes. His research has lately been focused on the water-energy nexus. He is also a co-founder of Bioprocess Control and became chairman of the board in May 2017.
In recent years, he has shared his time as a guest professor at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, the Technical University of Malaysia (UTM) and at the Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. He is honorary faculty member of the Exeter University in UK. Between 2005 and 2010 he was the editor-in-chief of the journal Water Science and Technology. From 2007 to 2010 he has been a member of the IWA (International Water Association) Board of Directors. In 2010 he received the IWA Publication Award. In 2012 he was the awardee of an Honorary Doctor degree at UTM and an Honorary Membership of IWA.
Kristofer Cook – Board director
Kristofer Cook is a co-founder of Bioprocess Control and was CEO of the company between 2006-2009. Kristofer holds a M.Sc. degree from LTH, Sweden and M.B.A. from Solvay Business School, Belgium. Over the past 10 years he has co-founded several award winning companies in the biotechnology, cleantech and foodtech areas, including Bioextrax, Cyclicor, and Carbiotix. Kristofer is currently CEO of Carbiotix, a company focused on bringing to market consumer related microbiome products.