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Gabriele has a background in catalysis, organic and fluorination chemistry following his MChem from the University of Torino, PhD from the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (with Nobel laureate Benjamin List) and extensive postdoctoral work at the University of Oxford with Veronique Gouverneur.

With more than a decade of experience in R&D, he focused since 2017 on developing novel, safe and cost-effective fluorinating technologies while also building strong relationships with numerous chemical industries. A deep advocate for the sustainable future of chemistry, in 2022, he co-founded FluoRok and he is its Chief Executive Officer.

Andrew holds a PhD in chemistry from the University of Oxford.  He worked for more than ten years at Infineum, a speciality chemical company where he developed and commercialised new chemical additives for Infineum’s multi-billion dollar lubricant business. He was also part of efforts to diversify the business, ultimately leading the product and commercial development of new businesses in the Li-Ion battery, electrochemical, smart materials and paints industries.

Andrew joined FluoRok’s leadership team in 2023 to lead commercial operations and go-to-market strategy.