Chief Executive Officer, Ingenza
Dr. Ian Fotheringham received a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Glasgow, UK, in 1986. He joined the NutraSweet division of Monsanto in Chicago, USA, constructing microbes to produce the Aspartame® sweetener. From 1993, he continued developing large-scale bioprocesses with NSC Technologies and Great Lakes Fine Chemicals. In 2003, Ian co-founded Ingenza and he has since transformed and organically grown the company to become one of the World’s leading providers of Industrial Biotechnology. Ian enjoyed success at the Made in Scotland Awards where Ingenza were named Innovator of the Year for 2017.
In 2019 Ian was recognised by SCI Scotland and received the prestigious Charles Tenant Memorial Award. In 2020, Ian was awarded an MBE for his services to Industrial Biotechnology. Ian has published 35 papers and articles, and holds eight current patents.