Dr. Daniel Witthaut, EVONIK

Head of Corporate Innovation Strategy

Dr. Daniel Witthaut is Head of Corporate Innovation Strategy at Evonik Industries AG. Prior to his current role he has worked several years as a Vice President in building up and leading the New Business Development Department for the former Advanced Intermediates Business Unit of Evonik. Daniel has more than 19 years of professional experience in Innovation, Strategic Controlling, and Strategy functions in different areas of the chemical industry and has lived in diverse cultures (USA, Germany, China, Singapore). He is a member of the Board of the European Industries Research Association (EIRMA), lecturer at the TU Munich School of Management on Strategic Innovation Management, book co-author and blog contributor to topics in the area of Innovation and New Business Development. Daniel holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Münster, Germany (with summa cum laude), and a MBA from the University of Chicago, USA (with High Honours).

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