Jens is a skilled Master Brewer and worked at many breweries and ingredient companies in leading roles across the complete supply chain – Carlsberg Breweries, The Jacobsen Brewhouse, Molson Coors, Royal Unibrew, Novozymes & Carlsberg Research Laboratory. Jens joined DuPont, now IFF, in 2018 and in his current role focuses on innovation and sustainability solutions – using enzymes to support our customers in the brewing and distilling industry improve the sustainability and efficiency of their processes. Jens is also an author, co-author and contributor to books and articles about beer, including – for example – the “Oxford Companion to Beer” and “The Naked beer – the book about pilsner” (will be ready soon in English). In addition, he developed a learning App for iPhones called “Brewers Hops”.
John, M.Sc. Dipl. Brew., is the EBC Executive Officer at The Brewers of Europe in Brussels. He is responsible for the activities and day-to day management of the European Brewery Convention, John completed a Master’s degree in Marine Science at the University of Cape Town, followed by qualifying for a Dipl. Brew. (IBD) with distinction. His previous positions included being a member of the R&D team at SA Breweries in Johannesburg, ferment and maturation cellars manager, a pilot brewer and beverage water consultant. Before moving to Belgium to head up EBC, he was a project manager at CampdenBRI, a brewing laboratory and technical training facility in Nutfield / Surrey (UK). His brewing interests lie firmly within the scope of technological improvements to product quality, especially as applied to bottom-fermented beers.