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Cheryl Martin

Head of Industries, Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum Geneva

BA, College of the Holy Cross; PhD in Organic Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Formerly: 20 years with Rohm and Haas Company, latterly as General Manager, Paint and Coatings Materials business in Europe, Middle East and Africa; Executive in Residence, venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Acting Director, US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Project Agency, Energy (ARPA-E); Deputy Director for Commercialization; developed the agency’s Technology-to-Market programme. 2015, launched Harwich Partners to work with public and private sector entities to accelerate technology adoption. Adviser to New York on demonstration projects associated with the state’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV).