Dr. Jay Amarasekera is the Regional Technology Manager for SABIC Ventures. In this role Jay is looking to invest or partner in new and evolving technologies to support the growth of current and future businesses of SABIC Prior to this role, he served as Technology Manager for SABIC Performance Chemicals business unit and several other technology leadership roles in SABIC Innovative Plastics, former GE Plastics and GE Silicones both in USA and China. Prior to GE and SABIC, Jay worked as a Research Scientist in BASF Corporation Colorant & Coatings and Performance Chemicals divisions. He was also a Research Associate in Michigan State University where his research was focused on clay composites for catalytic applications. Jay holds a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Master of Science in Chemistry from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and Bachelors in Science from University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka.