Dr Owen Lozman FRSC CChem CSci, joined as Vice President and Head of the Performance materials fund in February 2018. Previously, Owen worked at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany where he was the head of New Platform R&D for the Performance Materials business and was responsible for leading a world class R&D centre, based in Chilworth, Southampton, UK. During his career in Research and Development Owen has led many successful projects from concept to commercialisation - working closely with customers and partners to bring disruptive technologies to market. Owen has previously worked with FujiFilm, Avecia and the University of Leeds. He holds a PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry from the University of Leeds, UK and has published more than 50 papers and 15 patents. Owen is based in Amsterdam.