Thomas’ background is in Materials Science and Engineering, with an MBA  in Innovation & Technology Management as well as a specialization in Strategic R&D Management by INSEAD. He has 27 years of experience in different chemical / materials businesses in positions ranging from R&D, industrial and marketing and in different regions of the world.

Thomas’ mission is to identify and develop new sustainable businesses for Solvay in the field of renewable materials and biotechnology, as well as manage Solvay’s Venture Capital fund (Solvay Ventures) investing in disruptive materials/technologies. In these positions, he strives to promote collaborative approaches leading to superior value propositions in the field of biochemicals and biomaterials.

Thomas Canova

Head of Renewable Materials & Biotechnology Growth Platform


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