Meet our leadership

AMSilk’s management team consists of experienced executives with both deep and broad experience. Including the brightest minds in science who helped invent biotech silk proteins as well as experienced industry and finance executives. We are driving the change to better and more sustainable products and it is our goal to make the world’s best and most sustainable bio materials accessible to everyone.

Ulrich Scherbel

After studying textile chemistry, Ulrich Scherbel has acquired more than 25 years of global expertise in performance textiles. He has held various positions in multinational companies in the areas of business development, sales, operations and general management. Prior to joining AMSilk, Ulrich served as General Manager Global Apparel Division at Freudenberg Performance Materials, one of the leading global companies in the field of innovative textiles.

Ulrich joined AMSilk 2020 as COO for the expansion of industrial production and sales. In 2021, Ulrich was appointed CEO of AMSilk. While he continues to drive business growth, as CEO Ulrich started to lead the strategic expansion of AMSilk’s Silk Polymer Platform into new industries and applications.

Ulrich’s vision is that AMSilk’s bio technology and silk polymer products shall continue to our customers to change to better and more sustainable products in their industries. This generates everlasting change for customers and consumers, at the same time taking AMSilk to a new level.


Arne Treinies

Arne Treinies, CFO of AMSilk since September 2021, is an experienced Finance executive. He studied International Economics and Business Sciences in Austria and Mexico and gained a Master in Finance from ESCP Europe. Arne started his career at Ernst & Young in Audit and Transaction Advisory before joining the Boston Consulting Group where he focused on Due Diligence and M&A projects.

Arne held positions as CFO of E-commerce platform Shirtinator AG and biogas trader Landwärme Group where he implemented Finance structures and processes.

Prior to joining AMSilk, Arne was CFO of Invincible Brands Group, an E-commerce Brand Incubator. In 2020, he successfully contributed to the partial integration of the Berlin-based startup to publicly listed Henkel Group.

Arne is passionate about establishing the company’s Finance function as a business-partner in order to accelerate the scale-up of AMSilk with excellence in finance and in supply chain processes.


Arne Treinies - CFO - AMSilk

Klaus Kjeldal

Klaus Kjeldal, Chief Production Officer (CPO), joined AMSilk in 2022 with more than 25 years’ biotechnology experience in global operations.

Klaus was most recently Head of Operations Enzymes at BASF and has previously worked for DSM and Novozymes leading global operations and manufacturing. He has considerable experience in global operations and brings a deep understanding of product development, engineering, process improvements and contract manufacturing.

Klaus has worked across Europe, the US and Asia with multiple different strategies, processes and technologies. With a degree in chemical engineering (B.Sc.). from the Danish Technical University in 1985 and Bachelor of Commerce (Organization & Strategy) at Copenhagen Business School, Klaus held various positions in Europe and the USA.

He will lead the scale-up of AMSilk’s protein production with existing CMOs, develop and implement the future AMSilk strategy for protein production including the development of new CMOs worldwide.


Klaus Kjeldal - CPO - AMSilk

Leadership Team

Benoît Cugnet
Head of Fiber Business

Tilmann Petersen
Head of Business Development Medtech & Corporate Planning

Dr. Tobias Kraxenberger
Head of Protein Production

Dr. Andreas Schmideder
Head of Business Opportunities & Development

Advisory Board

Dr. Wolfgang Colberg
Industrial Partner

Michael Motschmann
Vice Chairman
General Partner and member of the Executive Board at MIG Fonds

Daniel Kolb - AMSilk Advisory Board - Advisory Board Member

Daniel Kolb
Advisory Board Member
Direct Investments at ATHOS KG

Anders Bendsen Spohr
Advisory Board Member
Senior Partner at Novo Holdings A/S

Innovative Biotech Company AMSilk in Munich Creates Smart Materials for everyday life

Marcus Remmers
Advisory Board Member
Partner at Novo Holdings A/S

Our shareholders

Our shareholders fully support our vision to make the world’s best and most sustainable biomaterials accessible to everyone. Together, we have the goal of making AMSilk a global leader in biotech performance materials.

In 2008, AMSilk was founded as spin-off from the Technical University of Munich. Thanks to the support of the shareholders AT Newtec GmbH and MIG Fonds, we were able to grow from a humble startup into a well-established, reputable industry partner in the field of biomaterial products.

We are grateful that our initial shareholders support us since the very beginning of our journey. In 2021, additional and renowned shareholders joined the company, supporting us to make the next step.

Together with our existing shareholders and with Novo Holdings, Cargill and E.R. Capital Holding, we accelerate industrialization and expand commercial operations into new markets.

Creating value through sustainable growth

Our shareholders fully support our vision to make the world’s best and most sustainable biomaterials accessible to everyone - AMSilk