Frederic Di Monte

Accelerating Innovation and Sustainability Projects - B2B/Packaging/Chemicals

Bis 2022, Senior Innovation Project Manager / Circular & Sustainability Project Manager, F. Di Monte Innovation Consulting

Abschluss: Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA, Kellogg School of Management-WHU , USA, Hong Kong, Germany - EMBA

Düsseldorf, Germany


Innovation Management
International Cross-Functional Projects
New Business Development
Circular Economy
Program Management
Start-up & greenfield BU leadership
Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA
Start-up and new business leadership
Global cross-functional projects
New products development
New markets development
New products launch
Strategic Marketing
Sales & Key accounts management
Food & Beverage
Industrial Equipment
Natural resources
Facilitation skills
Stakeholders buy-in
Stage gate process
Team leadership skills
Board of Directors
Digital transformation
Digital Marketing
Platform strategies
Lean start up
Agile Methods
Design Thinking
Ideation (idea generation)
Business Unit Management
Business Angel
Business Start-up
Startup Seminars
Business Incubator
Materials markets
Customer marketing


Professional experience for Frederic Di Monte

  • Current 1 year and 9 months, since Apr 2022

    Marketing Manager Sustainability - Global

    SIG Combibloc
  • 1 year and 5 months, Nov 2020 - Mar 2022

    Circular Packaging Project Manager / Consultant


    As a workstream Project Manager / Consultant (self-employed) for the CEFLEX consortium (> 160 companies from the Flexible Packaging value chain), I help to make flexible packaging circular in Europe and beyond.: initiatives related to packaging design, collecting/sorting/recycling infrastructure improvement, end-market mapping & creation for recycled polymers, new technology assessment, circularity metrics development (From data gathering & analysis to cross-industrial collaborative teamwork coordination).

  • 2 years and 7 months, Sep 2019 - Mar 2022

    Senior Innovation Project Manager / Circular & Sustainability Project Manager

    F. Di Monte Innovation Consulting

    I help international companies to reinvent themselves & create new ventures with sustainability-driven innovation. From strategic thinking to fast operational implementation, I orchestrate teamwork with their teams & external actors - with agility & bringing broader perspectives (DACH, Nordics, Benelux, France - ROW online). (mindset change/eco-innovation training, green strategic planning, green products & business models creation & roll out, open innovation, new markets identification, digitalisation)

  • 10 months, Sep 2019 - Jun 2020


    Circular Scout 24 - The Online Community For European Circular Economy Makers

    Circular Scout 24 is an online exchange and service platform for a community of talented circular economy makers and socially responsible corporations. Its purpose is to enable the sharing of ideas about circular ways to reshape business and life and trigger collaborations on circular projects

  • 2 years and 9 months, Dec 2016 - Aug 2019

    Business Manager Flexible Packaging EIMEA

    H.B. Fuller (Global leader in industrial adhesives)

    EIMEA P&L owner (XXm€) and flexible packaging team leader. Driving sales growth and shaping the organisation for growth in EIMEA through investment in production capacity, application testing capabilities, expert hiring and product range expansion. Strategy development

  • 2 years and 11 months, May 2015 - Mar 2018

    Founding advisory board member & angel investor

    Pendula Resource Management GmbH

    Pendula is digitalizing the recycling industry ( - Mentoring the CEO on business strategy, startup ramp up and financing. - Supported initial products and business models iterations - Enabled winning the startup week-end Hamburg competition and joining the Climate-Kic accelerator program from the European Union. - Angel investment pre-seed round (1m€ seed round closed in April 2018)

  • 1 year and 3 months, Sep 2015 - Nov 2016

    Marketing manager Flexible Packaging and ACS EIMEA

    H.B. Fuller

    Developing H.B. Fuller´s strategy for Flexible Packaging in EIMEA. Leading strategic business initiatives (production transfer) and project teams. Managing NPI projects.

  • 1 year and 2 months, Aug 2014 - Sep 2015

    Innovation Marketing Manager - Packaging Solutions EIMEA

    H.B. Fuller

    Leading the "Day In the Life Of the Customers" program (Design Thinking / Customer journey approach). Facilitating Innovation workshops (Brainstorming method). Leading major global and regional innovations projects from ideation to commercialization (Stage Gate). Strategic marketing for Adhesive Coated Technologies.

  • 2 years and 9 months, Nov 2011 - Jul 2014

    Marketing Manager Liquamelt EIMEA -Leader innovation introduction

    HB Fuller

    Leading the introduction of a disruptive technology in EIMEA (new adhesive form & application equipment - food & beverage packaging) • VOC • Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning • Strategy, business case, communication plan, training development. • Gaining buy-in – stage gate. • Gaining beta-testing partners • EIMEA commercial launch. Innovation and strategic marketing champion Leading an initiative on megatrends-driven strategic planning. (training, workshop, ideation)

  • 1 year and 4 months, Aug 2010 - Nov 2011

    Owner & Freelance marketing advisor (Belgium based)

    FD Marketing

    FD Marketing helps chemical companies to acquire and implement a more integrated Marketing, Sales, Intellectual Property and New Products Development approach and to fast track projects. Projects completed: Lanxess specialty chemicals: fast-paced design, IT development and implementation of a Global Sales CRM module / Exploring markets outside of core businesses. SpecialChem consulting: redaction of a series of articles on innovation and new products launches.

  • 4 months, Jan 2011 - Apr 2011

    Business development department. MBA (student) thesis project

    NOVOZYMES – Bagsvaerd, Denmark

    Commercial assessment of biochemicals / bioplastics. • Global market / industry analysis. • Potential partners assessment. • Formulation of a go-to-market strategy.

  • 4 years and 2 months, Jul 2006 - Aug 2010

    Cross-functional Marketing projects leader, KA & Sales manager (Belgium based)

    Rio Tinto Minerals

    - Coordinating new business development projects between R&D, sales and agro-industrial and paper customers to trial and asses the market for new products. - Global coordination of a 180m$ key account (notably with Asian and South American teams). Improved service through better communication between marketing, sales, production, logistic, R&D teams.

  • 1 year and 11 months, Aug 2004 - Jun 2006

    Product Champion & sales manager France (Belgium based)

    Rio Tinto Borax

    - Leading a new product development cross-functional / multicultural task force which launched in Europe a new chemical product in 3 months (market research, strategy formulation and product positioning, internal selling of the business plan, negotiation of a co-branding and distribution contract with a partner company). - Marketing advisor (billion scale investment review). - Managed a portfolio of French multiple-industries borates customers.

  • 4 years and 6 months, Oct 1999 - Mar 2004

    Marketing & Sales Manager Germany, (Germany based)


    - Macro-economic analysis, business intelligence, marketing reporting. - Company representative in the industry associations and forums. - Management of a portfolio of nickel and molybdenum customers (chemicals, steel and alloys sectors).

  • 7 months, Jan 1999 - Jul 1999

    Trade marketing assistant (France based)


    Marketing Internship. Set-up co-marketing initiatives between IBM and French / Belgian midrange servers distributors (packaged offers, loyalty program, trade fairs).

Educational background for Frederic Di Monte

  • 1 month, Mar 2018 - Mar 2018

    Leading Digital Transformation, Platform Strategies and Digital Execution

    IMD Switzerland - Digital Transformation Leadership program

    Leading digital transformation, digital platform strategies, digital execution (lean, sprint, hackathon, etc)

  • 1 year and 8 months, Oct 2009 - May 2011


    WHU - EMBA

    • Courses held in the USA / Hong Kong / Germany. • Personal focus on topics related to marketing, innovation, bio-based chemicals start-ups and business in Asia.

  • 1 year and 8 months, Oct 2009 - May 2011


    Kellogg School of Management-WHU , USA, Hong Kong, Germany - EMBA

    • Courses held in the USA / Hong Kong / Germany. • Personal focus on topics related to marketing, innovation, bio-based chemicals start-ups and business in Asia.

  • 6 months, Aug 1998 - Jan 1999


    Uppsala University, Sweden

    • 6 months Erasmus in Sweden as part of M.Sc program ESC Bordeaux / Kedge Business School

  • 2 years and 10 months, Oct 1996 - Jul 1999

    Management & Economics

    Bordeaux Business School (MSc. ESC Bordeaux - KEDGE), France

    • Major: Marketing and Sales. • Third year at Uppsala University–Sweden (international / services marketing). • VP and Communication manager of a student-lead firm. People, market research projects management.


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