Zanna McFerson is Managing Director of the Renewable Chemistries Business Unit of Avantium.
Originally from Finland, Zanna holds a MSc in Economics from the University of Iowa.
Senior Executive with proven entrepreneurial leadership and success in commercializing innovation. Broad experience in the food and biotechnology industries, global perspective and a record of successfully leading and growing complex multi-discipline businesses. Passionate about sustainability practices in business and identifying and developing talent.
At Avantium, Zanna heads up the Renewable Chemistries business unit while sitting on the company’s management team.
Zanna gets energy from thinking about what needs to change in the world to make it a better future for her children and next generations. She loves the outdoors and has always had a healthy respect for nature whether it be the forest or the sea. To be able to work in an environment where we as a company and team of individuals can come together to create the