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NETL welcomes new COO

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NETL has named Michele Ostraat as its Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Ostraat joins NETL from a prestigious career in industry and academia, most recently serving as senior downstream research centre leader at Aramco Services Company in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In this role, she championed the launch, growth and expansion of Saudi Aramco’s Global Research Center, with a focus on game-changing, high-risk/high-reward, long-horizon research portfolio and strong engagement with the scientific community and innovation ecosystem. Ostraat brings a strong record of leadership and expertise across energy, chemicals, defence, environment and health.

Ostraat holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in chemical engineering from California Institute of Technology and a B.S. in chemistry from Trinity University.

As COO, Ostraat will provide strategic direction, leadership and management of NETL’s support functions and services, including cybersecurity and IT infrastructure.

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