Zembra management team and advisors

Dr Steve Taylor - Director

Steve is a director of Zembra and of co-owner Celbius Ltd, and has a scientific and technical background through his proven track record in industrial biocatalysis in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry. Celbius is developing the application of ultrasonication in the bioprocessing industries where it is used to improve fermentation, biotransformation and extraction processes. See here for further information on Celbius Ltd. In addition, he has been instrumental in establishing and growing the biocatalysis technology base of Almac Sciences, which now has one of the most prominent biocatalysis groups in the UK. 

Fabienne Pessayre – Director

Fabienne is principal owner and director of Hawthorn Research & Development and Hawthorn Technical Services. She holds degrees in Mathematics and Physics, and Islamic Art. Prior to managing her current businesses Fabienne spent time as a senior business executive at Import Imaging inc. where she was responsible for producing and creating movies for private clients as well as for institutions, foundations and museums. In doing so she helped Import Imaging to global success and to win numerous business and artistic prizes. Fabienne is a multilingual speaker, fluent in French, English, Italian, Russian and Farsi, published factual and fiction writer, and museum specialist.

Sue Hughes - Operations Manager

Sue has been the Operations Manager for Hawthorn Technical Services Limited for a number of years, and helps ensure the smooth running of Zembra. She is experienced in logistics and shipping, and assists Zembra in all of its routine administrative requirements. 

This team has the necessary track record and expertise to develop Zembra into a leading "green products from biomass" business.


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