Meet The Team – Danail Milev

Hello All, It's time to go to Daresbury to meet another one of our new hires, Danail Milev. He is one our chemical engineers involved in tinkering with and running the pilot plant. We are lucky to have Danail as he brings with him many years of expertise in setting up pilot scale bio-reactors.

What is your current role at Holiferm?

Scale up and manufacturing engineer

Favourite quote?

"Great minds discuss ideas;

average minds discuss events;

small minds discuss people."

Eleanor Roosevelt

What are your favourite things to do to relax?

  • Exercise: biking, hiking,
  • Driving and traveling in general,
  • PC gaming
  • YouTube binge watching

Favourite trip/holiday?

 Not actually a holiday since I was working at the time but the west coast of Norway and the majestic fjords are forever imprinted in my mind. I plan to return one day and take a proper vacation/kayaking tour there.

Any pets?

Not currently. I had a lot of different pets however when I was growing up including goldfish, cats, dogs and horses.

Why did you want to work for Holiferm?

Biotechnology has always been my calling. I’ve read Watson and Crick’s “The double helix” in my teens and studied biotechnology in the university. This led me to working in the pharmaceuticals and biotech industry for the past 10 years.

Holiferm’s innovative approach to the sophorolipids production and in the fermentation processes as a general was what caught my attention. I like the dynamic environment and the drive that the team has to make a difference in the sustainable, green manufacturing ensuring a better future for us all.

How would you described your character in 3 words?

Calm, easy going and communicative.

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