Neville Fernandes

Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Development

Neville Fernandes has more than 30 years of experience in the renewable fuels, petroleum and chemical industries in a variety of roles including business development, sales, marketing, EHS and process engineering. He currently serves as Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Development for Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG). In this position, Mr. Fernandes provides strategic thought leadership regarding public policy and leads early stages of strategic business development opportunities while working closely with the business development and strategy teams within the organization.

Prior to REG, Mr. Fernandes held various managerial roles at Neste, including General Manager and President of Neste US, Inc., where he led the business development and sales and marketing teams. Mr. Fernandes led the team that successfully commercialized renewable diesel in the US and Canada a decade ago. He also headed up the sustainable aviation fuel development project and managed the sales of sustainable aviation fuel in the US.

Mr. Fernandes is a co-founder and past Chairman of the Advanced Biofuels Association based in Washington, D.C., and he currently serves on the ABFA Executive Committee.

Mr. Fernandes holds a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University as well as an MBA in Marketing from the Schulich School of Business in Canada. He is also a licensed engineer with Professional Engineers Ontario.