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About Paolo

Paolo joined Henkel in 2010 as Corporate Director Strategy and Business Development. In 2013, he became Head of New Business Development, being responsible for identifying and evaluating innovation opportunities through Foresight Management, Scouting, Start-up Screening, Venturing and Incubation.
He started his career at Celanese Chemicals in 1996 with responsibilities in Operations, New Business Development and R&D. He worked as a Sales Manager in the US, and ran the Emulsions Textile and Engineered Fabrics business in Europe as well as the global Glass Fiber business.
Paolo holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering.

About Robert

Robert joined the Corporate M&A department at Henkel in February 2015. In his role he gained significant experience with investments into start-ups in the Adhesive Technologies, Beauty Care and Laundry & Home Care space.
He has more than 9 years of international experience in corporate finance and investment management. Prior to his career at Henkel he worked for an investment holding and in investment banking.
Robert graduated from the HHL – Leipzig Graduate School of Management in Business Administration and holds a Ph.D. from the University of St. Gallen. 

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