Innolith gears up for automotive market with CFO and senior sales hires

Innolith AG, Basel, Switzerland, has made two senior appointments as it opens the doors to customer engagements and prepares for expansion; Florian Wolf has been appointed as Innolith’s first ever Chief Financial Officer, while Nicole Roth takes up the position of Director of Sales in Innolith’s inaugural commercial role.   

The new appointments come at the end of a period of deep technology development that has seen Innolith increase its battery energy density to a world beating 310 Wh/kg and open a new technology roadmap that will provide Innolith customers with batteries that can dramatically extend the range of EVs, cut car purchase costs and eliminate fire risk from batteries.  

Florian Wolf joins Innolith having spent fourteen years in investment banking in London and brings deep sector expertise in the electric vehicle ecosystem and a wealth of experience in corporate finance to Innolith.  He joins from JP Morgan where he was an Executive Director within the firm’s Diversified Industries Investment Banking team and specialised in complex corporate finance deals for Automotive clients.   

Nicole Roth has extensive commercial experience in battery and automotive sectors having worked with A123 Systems, Continental Systems and Renault Deutschland.  Her role will include the engagement of Innolith customers, liaison with OEM automotive manufacturers for the design-in and production of battery systems and the development of new e-mobility markets.   

Innolith has reached a crossing point where our relentless focus on new battery technology development has delivered the breakthroughs, and we now switch to the industrialization and commercial marketing of the technology following a successful introduction of the new cell to the automotive OEMs this spring,” explains Konstantin Solodovnikov, CEO of Innolith AG.  “We have proven that we have the best research and development team in the industry, and we are now building the best finance and sales teams.”   

 About Florian Wolf 

Florian Wolf is the new Chief Financial Officer of Innolith. Having spent fourteen years in Investment Banking in London, Florian brings deep sector expertise in the electric vehicle ecosystem and a wealth of experience in corporate finance to Innolith.   

Prior to joining Innolith, Florian was an Executive Director within J.P. Morgan’s Diversified Industries Investment Banking team. His sector focus was on origination and execution of complex corporate finance deals (including IPO, SPAC, Private Capital, Debt and M&A events) for Automotive clients with a particular focus on the electric vehicles ecosystem as Head of Electric Vehicles EMEA. Prior to this role, Florian held the position of Vice President within Barclays’ Industrial Investment Banking team. He started his career at Dresdner Kleinwort in London and New York. Over the course of his professional career, Florian has advised clients on more than €50bn of transformative corporate finance deals 

Florian holds a Diplom Kaufmann degree in Business Administration from University of Mannheim, Germany.  

About Nicole Roth 

Nicole Roth has been appointed Innolith’s Director of Sales and joins the company following a series of senior commercial roles in the automotive sector.  She will be responsible for Innolith’s engagement with customers and partners in the automotive and energy sectors. 

Nicole has worked extensively throughout the automotive sector with roles that have included senior account management with A123 Systems, business development with Continental Automotive and product marketing for Renault Deutschland. 

 Following study at Cooperative State University DHBW Stuttgart, Germany, Nicole received a Diplom-Betriebswirt in Business Administration.  She then went on to receive an MBA from ESB Reutlingen.    

 About Innolith 

Innolith AG is an energy technology company, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland that develops batteries for electric vehicle and energy storage applications.  Innolith runs one of the world’s leading battery research programmes at its labs in Bruchsal, Germany, where it is pioneering a next generation Li-ion battery technology platform that delivers rechargeable batteries with unprecedented levels of energy density, safety and durability.   

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