Jean-Marie Bassett is a graduate in chemistry, with a PhD gained at the University of Bristol, UK, in the field of zero-valent organometallic chemistry. This was followed by guest scientist positions in both the Technischen Universität München and City University London. An industrial career at the companies mentioned above started initially with research and development, but was followed quickly by departure from the lab into commercial roles focussed on business development and innovation. Jean-Marie has published 21 articles in scientific and industrial journals. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Chemistry Today, published by Teknoscienze srl.