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Gianluca Merola


Global Business Development Leader at Schneider Electric

Industrials & Engineering

Gianluca is a seasoned sales and marketing executive with 20+ years of experience. He is currently Global Business Development Leader for Specialty Chemicals at Schneider Electric.

Gianluca has experience in both the startup and corporate world, having worked as Chief Commercial Officer for Naturbeads, a cleantech chemical start-up, working on a sustainable material replacing plastics – following a successful long-term industrial experience as an executive with a Fortune 500 company, active in the specialty chemicals sector.

Gianluca managed global innovation projects worth more than 100 MM$/year, creating top performing sales teams.

Key areas and interests:

- sustainability in energy and manufacturing
- specialty chemicals
- innovation marketing
- international engineering
- business development
- customer relations
- project management with external parties
- scale up operations

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