Our Team

The SABIC Ventures team has decades of expertise across many aspects of the industry. We are a global team with a presence in USA, Europe and China. Click on a photo for more information:

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Rajiv Singh

Director, Technology Identification & Acquisition
Rajiv Singh
Director, Technology Identification & Acquisition |

Rajiv Singh leads the SABIC Ventures team and manages the investment portfolio for SABIC Ventures. In this role Rajiv leads SABIC’s efforts to engage with holders of non-proven technology strategically aligned with SABIC’s strategic vision. Rajiv has over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas, downstream and chemical industries. Rajiv has an MBA from Rice University, MS in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge and BS in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.

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John Wei

North America & China Senior Investment Manager
John Wei
Senior Investment Manager | North America & China

John Wei has 12 years of experience in the energy and oil & gas industries in both technical and commercial roles. John graduated from Tsinghua University with a Bachelor degree and from Rutgers University with a PhD, both in Chemical Engineering. In addition, John holds an MBA degree from UCLA with a focus in Finance and Entrepreneurship

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Aruna Subramanian

Europe Senior Portfolio Manager
Aruna Subramanian
Senior Portfolio Manager | Europe

Aruna Subramanian is the Senior Portfolio Manager for Sabic Ventures and is based in Europe. Aruna has over 23 years of international operations, investment and management experience in the energy and performance materials sectors with Schlumberger Oilfield Services, Shell Technology Ventures, Kenda Capital and Chemelot Ventures. She graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology and also holds an MBA from IMD, Lausanne.

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Michael Bowring

North America Senior Investment Manager
Michael Bowring
Senior Investment Manager | North America

Michael has more than 20 years of various business development roles within the energy arena involving commercial strategy, market analysis, finance, acquisitions, and project execution & development. He has several years of experience in investing in and assisting with the development of early-stage companies. Michael received his MBA is from the University of Chicago and Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University.

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Jay Amarasekera

NORTH AMERICA SENIOR TECHNOLOGY MANAGER
Jay Amarasekera
SENIOR TECHNOLOGY MANAGER | NORTH AMERICA
Jay Amarasekera has 30 years’ experience in catalysis, materials, minerals, plastics, coatings, surfactants, colorants, chemicals and elastomers area both as a technologist and as technology management roles. Jay holds a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, MMS in Chemistry from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and BS from University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka.
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Jim Allman

North America Senior Technology Manager
Jim Allman
Senior Technology Manager | North America
Jim Allman has 36 years of experience in the chemical and petrochemical industries in research and technology roles. Jim graduated from the University of Texas, Austin with BS in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, and from the University of Houston, Clear Lake City, with a MS in Process Control.
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Dan Doble

North America Senior Technology Manager
Dan Doble
Senior Technology Manager | North America

Dan Doble has 16 years of experience in the semiconductor, solar and chemical industries in technical and managerial roles. Dan graduated with a Master’s degree from the University of Cambridge, a PhD from the University of Nottingham, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley, all in chemistry. Dan focusses on new technology identification, technology due diligence, and management of external joint ventures.

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Dirk Noordegraaf

Europe Senior Technology Manager
Dirk Noordegraaf
Senior Technology Manager | Europe

Dirk Noordegraaf has 35 years of experience in the plastics and textile industries in technical and marketing roles. Dirk graduated from Groningen University with a master’s degree in polymer chemistry.

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Mary McCarthy

Europe Technology Manager
Mary McCarthy
Technology Manager | Europe

Mary has 13 years of experience in the petrochemical industry in technology & innovation, talent acquisition and change management roles. Mary graduated from University College Dublin, Ireland with a PhD in organometallic chemistry and a Bachelor of Science. Mary also held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Amsterdam, and held a Max Planck Fellowship at the MPI für Kohlenforschung

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Howard Huang

China Technology Manager
Howard Huang
Technology Manager | China

Howard Huang is based in Shanghai, China. He has 11 years of experience in the chemicals and advanced materials industries in R&D, business development and innovation management roles. Howard graduated from Tsinghua University with a PhD in Physics.

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