Chief Executive Officer

Our client is a company that is at the frontier of materials innovation and manufacturer high performance graphene as an industrial additive to enhance the properties of many industrial materials such as paints & coatings, batteries, composites, polymers and lubricants. Their mission is to expand the frontier of materials application through the use of high performance graphene.

Due to their continued expansion and drive to commercialize their production, they seek an experienced CEO to lead the businessa and take the responsibility to add value to their growth activities by buildimng the company and identifying new commercial opportunities and managing marketing and business development efforts. The CEO will be a prominant leader in the advanced materials space and will keep abreast of trends and market conditions to provide strategic advice to the Board of Directors. Suitable candidates will have an entrepreneurial mindset and great leadership skills. The ideal candidate will be a catalyst for commercialization and will also be a creative strategist with excellent organizational abilities.  The goal is to promote and expand the company’s commercial activity, global footprint, production volumes with the focus on generating revenues and lead to sustainable growth.


  • Develop and implement commercial strategies according to company goals and objectives aiming to accelerate growth
  • Conduct market research and analysis to create detailed business plans on commercial opportunities (expansion, business development, strategic partnerships etc.)
  • Understand the requirements of existing customers to ensure their needs are being met
  • Act to acquire new customers and manage client relationships (new and existing)
  • Collaborate with R&D and Product Development
  • Build and maintain profitable partnerships with key stakeholders
  • Monitor performance of commercial activities using key metrics and prepare reports for the Board of Directors
  • Assist in setting financial targets and budget development and monitoring


  • Proven experience as CEO or other business leadership, PnL ownership role
  • Proven experience in commercialization, sales and marketing and managing relationships with key clients
  • Proven experience in the materials innovation sector
  • Strong networks and connections in North- America and Europe
  • In-depth understanding of market research methods and analysis
  • Highly numerate with a solid knowledge of performance reporting and financial/budgeting processes
  • Commercial awareness partnered with a strategic mindset
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
  • MSc/MBA in business administration, finance or relevant field