Senior Vice President, Sumitomo SHI FW
Robert is Senior Vice President of Strategic Business Development for Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW). He is responsible for market, product and business strategy, strategic business development, and market forecasting. Robert also serves as chairman of SFW’s technology steering committee which oversees the direction of the company’s R&D and intellectual property strategy.
Prior to his move to SFW, Robert finished his 23 year career at Amec Foster Wheeler (AFW) as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development. In his previous role at AFW , Robert was the Director of R&D overseeing and directing multiple R&D projects involving advanced combustion and gasification technologies.
Over his long career in the energy sector, Robert has published numerous papers and spoken at energy conferences around the world on ways to improve the reliability, affordability and environmental performance of electricity generation to meet the world’s growing demand.
Robert started his career over 30 years ago with a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.