Virginie Chambost is Co-Founder and Principal Consultant at EnVertis Inc, a consulting services company dedicated to assisting the forest, agriculture and allied sectors in identifying successful strategies for improving and/or transforming business models. Virginie obtained her MBA in innovative project management at the University of Lyon in France. She worked at New Zealand’s forest research center, SCION, and then was project director for biorefinery projects in the Chemical Engineering Department at École Polytechnique of the University of Montréal. To date, Virginie has assisted several forest product companies in identifying promising business models, and successfully bringing transformational biorefinery projects to fruition. Her major contributions are related to the development of market and risk-based methodologies supporting the identification of promising product portfolio. She is leading strategic partnership discussions between key biorefinery value chain players in order to identify winning business models based on the definition of competitive product portfolio value proposal.