Paolo Bavaj

Paolo Bavaj

Paolo Bavaj

Head of Ventures, Henkel

Biography:

Dr. Paolo Bavaj is the Head of Ventures for Henkel Adhesive Technologies and based in Düsseldorf, Germany.
He joined the Adhesive Technologies business unit of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA as Corporate Director Strategy and Business Development in December 2010. In April 2013, he became Head of New Business Development, with responsibility for identifying and evaluating innovation opportunities through strategic Foresight Management, Scouting, Start-up Screening, Venturing and Incubation.
He joined Celanese Chemicals in 1996, where he worked in Operations, New Business Development and led then a global R&D and New Business Development team, gained experience as Area Sales Manager in the United States, and ran the Celanese Emulsions Textile and Engineered Fabrics business in Europe as well as their global Glass Fiber business.
Paolo holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering.

Success Story:

How we Created our New Business Development Activities Building New Profitable Innovation Platform with a Turnover of at least 100 M€.