Maurits van Tol is Chief Technology Officer at Johnson Matthey Plc, a global leader in science, technology and engineering that enables a cleaner and healthier world.
Before joining Johnson Matthey in 2019, Maurits was the Senior Vice President Innovation and Technology at Borealis AG, based in Austria, since 2012. Maurits was also responsible for shaping the Circular Economy business for Borealis and was a member of the company’s management board responsible for the Plastics business. Prior to joining Borealis AG, he spent 19 years with Royal DSM NV in The Netherlands in a wide variety of R&D, Innovation and Business Management roles.
Maurits has a PhD in Catalysis and an MSc in Physical Chemistry and Catalysis, both from Leiden University, The Netherlands. Parts of his studies were also performed at the University of East Anglia (UK), and UC Berkeley (US). Maurits has a passion for sustainability and cleantech and has 18 patents to his name and over 30 publications. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Faraday Institution in the UK and an expert advisor to the UN Industrial Development Organization and Tsinghua University joint undertaking IHEC (International Hydrogen Energy Centre).