On 1 October 2017, the new OCSiAl Advisory Board held its opening meeting in Luxembourg at the company’s headquarters.

The permanent members of the Board are Thomas Oury, former DuPont Vice President, Maurits van Tol, Borealis Senior Vice President, and Oren Gafri, a co-founder of the Millennium Materials Technologies Funds. 

Setting up the Advisory Board is a landmark in the strategic development and management of OCSiAl, the world’s leading manufacturer of single wall carbon nanotubes. The Board members’ ample experience and wealth of knowledge of the chemical markets will assist OCSiAl as it continues to commercialise its groundbreaking nanotube-based technologies.

Initial Advisory Board comprises Thomas Oury, former Vice President for Performance Materials at DuPont, one of the most successful material science companies in the world, Maurits van Tol, Senior Vice President for Innovation and Technology at Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, and Oren Gafri, a co-founder and Senior Partner of the Millennium Materials Technologies Funds I and II, which are widely known for investing in seed- and early-stage materials science companies and then leading them to IPOs. 

“The experience and advice of Messrs Gafri, Oury and van Tol will be invaluable both to OCSiAl and to its clients who are developing applications of TUBALL nanotubes,” said Yuri Koropachinskiy, President of OCSiAl. “The first Advisory Board meeting was focused on the ability of single wall carbon nanotubes to bring a new impetus to particular chemical markets.” 

The combination of OCSiAl’s unique technology and leading position in applied nanoscience with the Advisory Board’s understanding of the needs of the market will foster innovation in the chemical industry. 

“We are excited to be joining the OCSiAl Advisory Board as it is a sterling opportunity to assist in the commercialisation of this leading-edge material. OCSiAl is an innovative materials company that is revolutionising products all around us and this is creating great business opportunities for the market,” commented the new Advisory Board members.

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