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Profile 1 – Advanced Materials

International business leader of industrial manufacturing companies and former CTO at FTSE 250 multinational with 30 years’ experience of delivering business growth through new technologies.

Highly experienced at leading multi-site international operations, with 10 years of P&L experience, 8 years strategic C-level leadership & over 6 years based in Asia.

Built several new technology based companies, turned round struggling operations and relocated and re-engineered many manufacturing lines across the world.

Highly accomplished in the commercialisation of new technologies, having developed and commercialised hundreds of millions of dollars of new products around the world.

A well-known international figure in the global advanced materials industry, and a leading authority on advanced ceramics, refractories and carbon technologies, products, processes, applications and markets.

A regular speaker at conferences all over the world on advanced materials and innovation topics and invited to deliver keynote speeches at both the 2019 and 2020 international Ceramics UK conferences.

Teaching innovation and international business to MBAs and Exec MBAs at several international business schools. Recently appointed as Teaching Fellow at Warwick University Business School.

An extensive global network in the industrial manufacturing sector, and founder of a global online innovation networking forum for senior business leaders, supported by 3M, DuPont, Johnson Matthey, Quaker Houghton, Imerys, CMC Materials, Rockwool, Wartsila, Victrex, Novelis, Covestro, and many other leading businesses.

Now working as a technical and innovation consultant and strategic advisor to leading industrial businesses and investment companies all over the world. Recently delivered strategic projects for NGK, TDK, MMEI, Imerys and several other leading businesses and institutions.