Chief Innovation Officer, A*STAR
Executive Director, Institute of Chemical & Engineering Sciences (ICES)
Dr Peter Nagler was appointed as A*STAR’s Chief Innovation Officer from November 2019. He holds a concurrent appointment as the Executive Director of the Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES).
Dr Nagler has more than 30 years of leadership experience in the chemical industry, comprising global operational (P+L) responsibilities and worldwide innovation management functions. He served as the Head of International Innovation at Evonik Industries AG from 2015 to 2016, after he held the position of Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) from 2011 to 2015.
In his career at Evonik, Dr Nagler has held several positions such as Regional President South America in Sao Paulo, Brazil (2005-2007), and Head of the Fine Chemicals and Exclusive Synthesis & Catalysts Business Units (2000-2005). From 1993 to 1997, he worked in Paris at Evonik´s subsidiary Rexim - first as Marketing Director and later as Managing Director.
He joined Degussa AG in 1986 as a research chemist after studying chemistry at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt and Biochemistry at the University of Nice. He received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the Goethe-University, in 1985.
Dr Nagler serves on the Advisory Board of Fraunhofer ISC (Würzburg) and the advisory board of C&EN. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore.