Our Team

Leviticus Bentley – Chief Executive Officer

Leviticus encapsulates the core values of honesty, respect and integrity, and possesses a pure humanitarian flare with a drive to make the world a better place. This is what led him to take ownership of Natures Way Supplements in 2015. During his years as Managing Director at Natures Way Supplements, Leviticus’ operational and innovative mindset gave rise to Vita Go Beverages in 2017, which harnessed an ingenious cap technology to provide the two most vital elements (hydration and nutrition) to any living being. The creation of Vita Go Beverages drove him to expand his expertise even further into the injection moulding and packing industry, earning him extensive and valuable knowledge in thermoplastics and thermosetting polymers. His goals and values have contributed to the formation of an incomparable, unsurpassable product incorporating eco-friendly packaging with innovation and health: Biodegradable Future!

Dean Lynch – President

Dean is President of Biodegradable Future, and the CEO and Chairman of Equity Alliance International. Through his extensive experience in venture capital, investor relations, business development and marketing, Dean has developed a particular passion for emerging growth companies and the creation of investor awareness. In 2012, he began offering strategic advice and investment to exciting companies. Biodegradable Future is a prime example. With a focus on connecting sustainable and healthy products to the markets that demand them, Dean leverages his impressive expertise and experience to plan and execute business growth strategies, market and structure companies, develop streamlined and efficient business processes, and establish legal frameworks.

Barry Cocks – Director

Barry Cocks is a Senior Director at Biodegradable Future and heads up the Dubai office. He has extensive business experience in the GCC and has taken the company to being the market leader when it comes to Biodegradation and Sustainability within the MENA Region. While he sits on the board of various companies, Barry has been instrumental in the implementation and execution of growth strategies across a number of sectors within Retail Marketing, FMCG and GTR Categories. He has worked successfully with the likes of British American Tobacco, Diageo, ABinBev, Brandhouse and Carrefour to name just a few. Barry is results orientated with a passion for development in the sustainability Industry and is an advocate of the importance for behavioral change.

Robin Cloete – Director

Robin is an inspiring and innovative sales, commercial and marketing executive, offering over two decades of multinational expertise in directing projects, providing methodology, leadership, coaching and self-sustainable strategies. Robin’s success lies in his perceptive decision-making intelligence, leading organisation through the commercial landscape, strong ethics, robust relationship building talent and strategic business acumen, combined with his natural aptitude to lead multi-cultural teams. Robin has worked for Johnson & Johnson and Ansell within the healthcare (life science), FMCG (retail) and industrial sectors. More recently (2018) focusing on business consulting to local and international clients.

Leslie Briggs – Director

Leslie is a highly regarded Commercial, Sales and Marketing Director with a portfolio of entrepreneurial, sales and marketing skills gained through an exemplary commercial career within the healthcare and life sciences sector. Les moved into the life science sector after years of research, ending up as an assistant Professor in the universities of Crete and Harvard. Since then Les has worked with all the major top 10 pharmaceutical, and Medical Device companies, in Sales and Marketing, Brand and Product development becoming the CEO/ MD in a startup UK affiliate making £30 million in 3 years.

Beverly Dunlap – Director

Committed to making a positive impact in the world and the environment, Beverly brings to Biodegradable Future well-rounded experience in the private, non-profit, academic, and government sectors. Experience leading and developing programs and businesses, she has held senior level positions in business development, business administration and business management focused on startup programs and early stage businesses. Her education includes an MSBA from San Diego State University, an MS from The American University in Washington DC, and a BS from Northern Illinois University.

Yves Renon – Director

Yves is a Sales & Marketing Executive, whose professional background lies in Healthcare business. He is considered by his peers as a role model in global sales management, directed national subsidiaries in Europe and developed networks of distributors throughout the world . His expertise in Change Management projects was also rewarded by several prizes he received from his former employers, General Electric and Ansell.

Jordan Byrne – Operations Manager

Jordan is an ambitious young lady with a penchant for operations and corporate communication. Combining her leadership skills, along with her natural talents to help seek out the best in people, Jordan demonstrates the strength of her organizational and communication skills, as well as her people-centric approach to work. Today, she is a coordinating force, ensuring that the rest of the team is not only doing the right thing, but doing things right.


Sales Directors

United Kingdom & Ireland

Steve Allcroft

My passion, skill set , experience, and diversity comes from my wide variety of FMCG sectors. Driving products into brands with the strategy to hold and increase market and share, scaling up the business as we expand. I have been developing products, driving sales, controlling costs, margins, P@L for over 25 years along with a structured view of businesses large, small and family owned, throughout the UK and EU. I bring inclusivenes, openess and transparency with a well organised and meticulous team. I have a deep passion for sustainability and keeping the customer and all internal stakeholders connected. Eco friendly, recyclable and now biodegradable is the only way forward. We need to meet the hallenge head on.and not be afraid of positive change, always striving for operational excellence for the development of new and existing relationships, driving the business to the forefront and achieving its goals. My stategy is setting the tone, leading by example and watching the team go the extra mile because they want to.

USA, Canada & South America

Jeremy Chafe

Jeremy is a creative, growth-minded professional committed to excellence and is considered a trusted partner by his team, executive leadership and partners. He is an accomplished sales leader with 20+ years of achievement in the footwear and fashion industry delivering, 10X growth with Clarks and Wolverine World Wide. He is excited about this next adventure with Biodegradable Future. When asked why Biodegradable Future?, he answered ” they have a great new product that I am excited to bring to market and it will feel great to be doing something special that will help companies reduce the impact their products have on the environment and to leave the world a better place.

Raul Luz

Raul is highly experienced in negotiate innovative partnerships in business opportunities and highly accomplished Senior Director of Sales with an extensive background in information technology having developed a career as Technical Solution Manager, Project Manager and Senior Business Consultant.
An MBA educated IT/Business Management, Professional with over 35 years combined IT project management, leadership, technology experience and business development.
Raul’s deep commitment to providing value to his clients and his commitment to building relationships, demonstrate that he cares about our client´s success and builds upon what our clients have already identified as our biggest strength.

Toby Zambetti

Toby Zambetti has over 25 years’ experience in sales leadership and business development in IT and enterprise software. More recently in environmental services, and diverting food waste from landfills. Toby has successfully built, developed, and led teams of high-performing sales professionals in Silicon Valley startups in both IT and sustainability.

As an advocate for sustainability and our environment, during the early 2000’s Toby spent much of this time as a dynamic public speaker for a nonprofit called San Francisco Power. SF Power worked with large energy consumers to help to curb rolling blackouts in the Bay Area. Toby’s environmental activism can be traced back to Berkeley’s People’s Park during the late 1980’s

Europe

Tambe Honourine Enow

Tambe Honourine Enow is a versatile Environmental Engineer with intellectual competence in the areas of soil, water, and air pollution management, surface and groundwater quality modelling, WASH, solid waste management, environmental impact assessment, environmental legislation, environmental economics and natural resources management, weather and climate modelling, environmental awareness, project management, the nature-based solution to climate change adaptation and mitigation, clean technology, Innovation management, entrepreneurship and management, sustainable development, non-profit organization management. Honourine holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Sanitation from Ghent University Belgium and she is currently studying Postgraduate in Weather and Climate Modelling.

India

Jagdeep Singh Malhotra

Jagdeep is a experienced Professional with proven track record in establishing, building businesses increasing revenues, establishing networks, streamlining workflow and creating a team work environment to enhance productivity. Expertise in strategic planning, market plan execution with skills in competitor and market analysis. Well versed in new Venture Development, Product Design, Project management, contract negotiation and business development. Jagdeep holds B.Tech, MBA from IIFT.

Vijay Singh Rajput

Vijay is a Sales Director at Biodegradable Future for South-East Asia and is dedicated to creating awareness around biodegradable additives to ensure a more sustainable circular economy. Vijay has implemented generic medicine project for Government of India. He has a dedication to facilitating marketing needs and specialises in working with Pharmaceutical Industry for Government, NGOs and Private organisations for more than 19 years and he has developed equity and corporate relation in national and international markets.

Shubham Kumar

Shubham Kumar is an enthusiastic, focused, and exceptional business development manager with 10 years’ experience in sales and marketing, Experienced and well-rounded marketing leader with a proven background in branding, customer acquisition and relationship management for global leading technology companies. Shubham’s core competencies in business development include Sales/Marketing, SEO, Google Ads, Social Media Marketing, Network Security, Budget Planning, Strategy Design/Implementation, and Relationship Management. Shubham always provides a lot of value to the company with his 10 years of experience as a Business Development Manager by using my Creative, Motivational, Digital, Negotiation and Strategic marketing skills.

Jyoti Prakash Sahu

Jyoti is a senior executive, leader, pioneer & strategist with 25 years of experience across diverse industries including Food & Beverages, Alcohol, FMCG and Technology. He has worked in HUL, Gillette India, PepsiCo India, Britannia India, Pernod Ricard India etc, and has 10K+ hours of Functional training & content creation. Jyoti has experience in GTM, Sales and Performance Coach, Music aficionado, Curator of successful sales teams, Sales Promotions & Brand Activations whiz, Sales Force Automation buff, Key Account & Channel Management pro, Spirituality maverick, PhD Scholar & lifelong learner.

Ratnadeep Gadhe

Ratnadeep is an innovator, idea & product refiner, entrepreneur, technology implementer, life-long student, and business & revenue developer. Professionally, He is devoted to helping SMEs and startup founders to achieve growth through execution of unconventional business ideas and revenue generation programs. As his continuous contribution in startup era, he has selected an Innovation Manager Post in Premium Central government institute in 2019-20, India. Before that he worked in Prevor (French MNC) as Business Manager, International startups from Singapore, Hong Kong, and Europe as Regional Manager Etc, Lotus consultancy (Management consultant) as AVP etc. He holds a Masters in International Business (Birmingham City University, UK) and Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from India.

Anoop Vijayan

Anoop Vijayan is serving as Head of Sustainability (Third Party Supervision Consultant) for Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (Govt. of Dubai) Planning and Design Department. Committed to making a positive impact in the world and the environment & climate change, Anoop brings to Biodegradable Future well-rounded experience in the private, non-profit, and government sectors. He is responsible for sustainability certifications, Environmental Health and Safety and construction management for the government sector and multiple developers based in the Middle East. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Indian & UAE, certified sustainability consultant with master’s in environmental science and Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from India. He is known for his clear communication, passion, and his strong relationship with customers.

Chaitanya Bulusu

Chaitanya Bulusu has years of experience working with Omron Automation, Schneider Electric, and Rockwell Automation in a variety of tactical and strategic positions, advancing robotics, Industrial automation, and IIoT engineering, and has proven success with increasing sales and expanding market share.

As leader in the Tech-business community, he is also involved in several professional and community-related an organization such as Rotary, and International Society of Automation, and holds a proven track record in achieving positive business results by developing strategic business alliances, identifying new markets, and developing business processes. While being a Keynote Speaker in various conferences and universities on Industry 4.0 / IIoT Applications, he has the understanding across B2B and B2B2C Industries such as Industry 4.0 (Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Pharma, Retail), Textile, Automobile Industry, Smart Cities, Supply Chain, Smart Home, FMCG, and Energy sector. Chaitanya Holds an MBA from prestigious XLRI, Jamshedpur and B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from Kurukshetra University. With a unique mix of corporate and entrepreneur experience, Chaitanya is helping customers solve complex business and technological problems and lead them to enhanced business agility, innovation and revenue growth. He can be contacted to address mission-critical priorities to achieve stronger business outcomes in a digital world aligning with circular economy strategies.

Africa

Yajna Gold

Yajna Gold started her environmental journey when enrolling in her academics BBA in 2012, though the international School of Marketing Management and PGDIP from the University of Cape Town with a core focus on Marketing and Recruitment.

Whilst competing in environmental pageants to raise awareness for the earth. Yajna has been featured in news papers and has advocated eco-friendly living on various radio stations to promote her passion. Also took part is Miss Earth and Miss Eco SA to raise awareness for important environmental issues. With her entrepreneurial spirit and experience she takes great strides to achieve success.

With 10+ years experience in Corporate Sales & Markeitng, Relationship Management & Team Building. Yajna is committed to taking Biodegradable Future to the next level through her sales and marketing efforts.

Simphiwe Mdanyana

A Chartered Marketer CM(SA) by profession, Simphiwe began his career in 2001 as a Marketing Management Trainee at Illovo Sugar PTY LTD. From here he moved to ABI (Coca Cola) where his success in emerging market /mainstream market here got him noticed by Distell 2 years later where he was the Sales and Promotions Manager. Between 2005 and 2014 Simphiwe worked at various companies, such as Brandhouse Beverages, Saralee Household & Body Care, Shell SA and Air BP Africa, as a Brand Manager or a Marketing Manager. Since 2015, Simphiwe has been working for Castrol Lubricants Europe and Africa as a National Sales Manager for Retail and SAPD Division. Simphiwe’s strengths make him a rigorous, business focused, value driven and determined individual.

Delron Sebastian

Delron’s career spans over 24 years with the predominant focus being business development in the ICT sector. During this time, he has contributed to the growth and success of several different organizations, including his own. He has been employed by some of the largest vendors in this sector including Digital/Compaq, IBM and HP; and has been awarded numerous accolades for sales excellence in most roles. Delron’s strong commitment to high ethical and professional standards, and strong business acumen has allowed him to significantly impact profitability at the organisations he has worked at.

Montacute Chukwuemeka

Montacute Chukwuemeka holds a Diploma in Law , HND in finance, PGD in Administration and MSC in Administration. Self motivated professional with proven managerial experience,Talented in negotiations and marketing, cultivate lasting relationships with customers to grow customer loyalty, capacity to manage various projects and work to tight deadlines, with in-depth knowledge of marketing techniques and best practices with over 38years of experience.


Business development executives

Africa

Caritus Maselesele

Caritus Maselesele is a Business Development practitioner with a Bachelor of Administration Degree, a Diploma in Project Management, and currently busy with his MBA. His experience is multi-sectoral in responding to Youth Enterprise and Business Development. He has worked in both the public and private sector as well as for a multinational institution in South Africa. To this end he has established a consultation footprint in Mozambique and Kingdom of eSwatini. Recognized for drawing up strategic innovations for inclusive growth through Research and Development, Project Management, Stakeholder Engagement and streamlining youth development programs with corporate interests. He is skilled in integrating corporate growth plans with the Sustainable Development Goals to bring comparable value for both business and society.

Daniel Lynch

Daniel’s professional experience lies in sales, marketing and customer service. He first developed these skills at Equity Alliance, when he joined the team as a Marketing Assistant in 2011. Shortly after, Daniel joined Stream Drinks to strengthen his digital marketing expertise, and was promoted two years later. As Account Manager, he gained years of valuable experience in sales, marketing and customer service within a high growth startup environment.

Charles Chidi

Charles is a Senior Sales, Marketing and Contract Outsourcing. Skills gained through an exemplary commercial career within the Business Software Solutions and Sales Force Automation.

Executive with high performance in sales, marketing and outsourcing, proving ability to build, leading an aggressive drive for results and consistently producing exceptional results within a short period of time.

Experienced of operating in a fast-moving business environment and enjoys operating with a sense of urgency with passion for top line growth and customer satisfaction in diverse cultures.

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* Biodegradation rates of Bio Future's additives -treated plastic materials measured according to the ASTM D5511 test method. Tests are generally conducted using 20% to 30% solids content; solids content in naturally wetter landfills range from 55% to 65%, while the driest landfills may reach 93%. Actual biodegradation rates will vary in biologically-active landfills according to the type of plastic used, the product configuration, and the solid content, temperature and moisture levels of the landfill.