Joachim Reiss

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Frankfurter Str. 250
64293 Darmstadt

Joachim Reiß, PhD, joined Merck KGaA in 2014. He was Head of Marketing for the Business Field Lighting within Performance Materials, and built up the Innovation Processes Department for Performance Materials. Prior to Merck, Joachim founded a solar energy start-up, consulted large corporates in due diligences, and supported technology start-ups in finding investors. While heading the Strategic Business Development at Q-Cells SE, Joachim was a Supervisory Board Member in 5 different companies and was strongly involved in mergers and acquisitions. During and after his PhD in Physics, Joachim started his business career as a Management Consultant with McKinsey & Company. He received his academic education at the University of Hamburg, the University of Uppsala, Sweden, the Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, and the Free University of Berlin. Joachim is based in Darmstadt