Dr Ernesto Occhiello
Executive Vice President, Specialties
Prior to his current appointment, Ernesto was the Executive Vice President, Technology & Innovation, from August 15, 2011 to April 30, 2015. Before joining SABIC, Ernesto worked for Dow Chemical, EniChem and Montedison. Most of his career was in research and technology development for specialty and performance products. His experience also includes technical service, manufacturing leadership and acquisition integration
Ernesto holds a Laurea in Chemistry with Honors from the University of Turin where he was also contract professor of Chemistry of Materials. He has co-authored two books, more than 100 papers and communications to congresses and is responsible for more than 45 patents. He has more than 120 citations in SciFinder and an h-index of 19. He has a strong history of leveraging innovation to achieve commercial success and fueling business growth in areas as diverse as propylene oxide manufacturing and formulations for wind energy.