Technology and Innovation Director in EMEA, DuPont
Simone Arizzi is responsible for technology and innovation in the EMEA region. He leads the definition and implementation of large technology driven growth projects related to food, energy and protection; develops and executes the regional open innovation strategy with industrial partners and academic institutions, and drives the new initiative of the DuPont Innovation Centers to sustain an innovation culture across DuPont in EMEA.
Until 2012 he lead technology globally in DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions where he was responsible for creating next generation of materials for PV applications.
From 2004 to 2007 he worked as Technology Manager in the Material Science & Engineering division of DuPont’s Central Research and Development, in Wilmington (USA). His main activities have been in the areas of alternative energies with a focus on fuel cells, new materials for photovoltaic applications, renewably sourced materials for packaging applications.
From 1996 to 2003 he held a variety of technology and business management positions in the Lycra® and nylon Specialty Intermediates businesses in the US and Europe. He joined DuPont in 1991 in Geneva.
Simone holds a chemical engineering degree from the ETH in Zürich, and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from MIT.