Javier Rodriguez joined the Ventures team as CFO in September 2016. Javier started his career in the specialty chemicals sector with ICI Plc and Givaudan in various divisional and corporate controlling roles in Europe, USA and Asia. He then moved to Germany as Corporate Group Controller of an AMG division where he steered planning and forecasting, led due-diligences, valuations of green-field projects and new business opportunities. Javier joined Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany in 2015 in Corporate Controlling where he was responsible in monitoring Merck KGaA’s, Darmstadt, Germany company-wide integration and transformation programs including the AZ Electronics integration. He holds a Master’s in finance and controlling from Maastricht University and a Bachelor’s in Economics from Davidson College, USA. Javier is based in Darmstadt.