Angela Smits is Technology Development Manager and leads Sustainability for the Smart Materials business in Cargill, supplier of biobased building blocks and additives. Cargill acquired this business from Croda. She leads innovation and strategy for collaborations on sustainability and circular solutions.
Prior to that, she worked as Market Application Specialist, in technical support and products development at Croda, at DSM for food coatings, at National Starch & Chemical for acrylate adhesives, and at Wageningen research centre ATO on biobased polymers.
Angela Smits studied Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at Eindhoven University of Technology, where she graduated in polymer chemistry, and she holds a PhD from Utrecht University on biopolymers.