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Ross Haghighat, Chairman

25 Years of Entrepreneurial Leadership

  • Entrepreneur with proven track record
  • Founder of Triton Systems, Inc.
  • Co-founder and Member of Board of Directors of Fluence Corp.
  • Co-founder and Member of Board of Directors of Aduro Biotech, Inc.
  • Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of FRX Polymers, Inc.
  • Co-founder and Advisor to the Board, Sensera Inc.
  • Member of Board of Directors of SI2 Technologies, Inc.
  • Chairman and CEO of Triton Systems, Inc.
  • Co-founder of Coretek, Inc., a photonic-based firm acquired by Nortel Networks in 1999
  • Holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Advanced Materials from Rutgers University and M.B.A from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College

Marc Lebel, President and CEO

25 Years as a Private and Public Company Senior Executive

  • CEO of FRX Polymers, Inc.
  • Executive VP at Triton Systems, Inc.
  • Co-founder of Sensera, Inc.
  • Former founding CEO of DSM Thermoplastic Elastomers
  • Former VP Sales and Marketing at Aspen Aerogels
  • Former Global Business Group Director at Cabot Corp.
  • Holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from University of Ottawa and has completed company sponsored executive management courses at Harvard Business School and the International Management Development Institute

Johan Keppens

25 years experience in venture capital, strategy development and corporate transformation

  • Senior Investment Manager at ParticipatieMaatschappij Vlaanderen (Flanders based VC) since 2008.
  • Area of focus is industrial technology companies from early stage until growth phases.
  • Serves or has served on the Board of Directors for o.a. FRX Polymers, Unifly, GlobalYeast, Luceda Photonics, Layerwise (now: 3D Systems, NYSE: DDD), Caliopa (now: Huawei), Visys (now: Key Technology, NASDAQ: KTEC) and Thenergo (now ABO-group, EBR: ABO)
  •  Previous manager for the strategy department of Accenture. In this capacity he supported several industrial groups in a.o. defining their corporate or BU strategy, writing their business plans and setting up transformation programs
  • Holds a Master of Commercial Engineering from the KU Leuven.

Bernhard Mohr, PhD

Since January, 2012 Bernhard Mohr has headed the team founding Evonik Corporate Venturing. Prior to joining Evonik, Bernhard was a member of the BASF Venture Capital Team from 2006 until 2011. He has held senior positions in the BASF Group since 1996 and has an international expertise in marketing, finance, corporate development and research & development. Bernhard studied chemistry at the Universities of Stuttgart, Germany and Cincinnati, USA and earned a doctorate from the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany. He held postdoctoral appointments in Japan, France and USA.

Claude Stoufs

36 Years as a Private and Public Company Executive

  • Senior Investment Manager at Capricorn Venture Partners since 2000. His contribution to the funds advised by Capricorn is mainly in the areas of biotechnology, healthcare, advanced materials and cleantech.
  • Former European/M&A Manager at FMC Corp.
  • Former New Business Development/M&A Manager at Occidental Petroleum
  • Former Senior Consultant at PA Technology in charge of the technology strategy consulting practice
  • Former Production Director of Akzo/Fabelta
  • Former R&D/ Pilot Plant Manager at Akzo
  • Serves or has served on the Board of Directors for BioAlliance, Elbion / 4AZA, TiGenix, UroGene, FlandersBio vzw, Fluxome, Alaska Food Diagnostics, AK Diagnostics Europe, Avantium, FRX Polymers, Green Biologics, Capricorn Venture Fund II, and Capricorn Cleantech Fund
  • Holds a Master of Science degree in Chemistry. He is a graduate in Business Administration and a graduate in International Trade from the University of Brussels.

 

Observers

Fanglu Wang

Managing Director, Citic Capital

Jack Levy

Partner, Israel Cleantech Ventures

Anup Jacobs

Partner - Mubadala Capital

Christian Sarwa

Investment Director, RobecoSAM

Claus Hackman

Investment Manager, BASF Ventures

Pierre Lebel

Chairman, Imperial Metals