Head of Solvay Ventures, Solvay S.A.

Thierry Piret is Head of Solvay Ventures, the corporate venturing arm of the Solvay group based in Brussels, Belgium. With a team of 6 professionals, Solvay Ventures manages a portfolio of fund and direct investments in the chemicals / advanced materials space. Thierry represents the Solvay group at advisory boards of partner funds in Europe, North America and Asia. He holds non executive director / observer roles with a number of portfolio companies. Thierry worked for Solvay for 30 years within research, innovation and new business development including activities in biotechnology, industrial enzymes and animal health. He holds a MSc. in Chemical and Agricultural Sciences.