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Christian Rüdiger



  • German (native)
  • English (fluent)
  • Russian (basics)


Since 2021 Self-employed, Founder of Chem4Batteries GmbH
- Business Development & Material Qualification Support
- Consulting (Freelancer for Roland Berger)
2021 – 2022 Johnson Matthey Plc
Strategic Partnerships/ M&A Director Battery Materials Division
2019 – 2020 Johnson Matthey Plc
Global Commercial Director Battery Materials Division
2012 – 2018 SGL Carbon SE
Manager Business Development Battery Solutions
2008 – 2012 BASF SE
Coatings Division, Raw Material Procurement


  • Commercialization strategy & implementation to introduce novel high Nickelate CAM into market
  • Developing, implementing and leading Global Commercial Organization to market Cathode portfolio of LFP/LMFP/LMNO + Nickelate CAM
  • Formula E project to accelerate time to market and bypass standard material qualification cycle in co-work with leading cell maker
  • CAPEX benchmarking of various PCAM and CAM makers globally
  • Joint Venture project to establish European integrated PCAM/CAM player (in co-work with leading investment firm)
  • Several acquisition and venturing projects on new technologies like Si-anodes, Li-S batteries, novel CAM processing
  • CAM benchmarking study for Automotive applications (done in Japan)
  • Raw Material Sourcing Strategy back to Mine for OEM
  • Identification and assessing PCAM/CAM M&A targets in China
  • CAPEX study to manufacture LFP and Graphite Anode Materials in Europe
  • Ni mining Australia – Market Entrance Strategy Battery Materials
  • Battery Recycling Project - Black Mass to Refined Products

  • Education

    2010 – 2012 University of Münster
    M.Sc. Industrial Chemistry
    Majors: Lithium-ion batteries, business chemistry
    2004 – 2008 University of Essen
    Diplom-Kaufmann (M.A.) Economics & Business Chemistry
    Majors: Corporate Finance / M&A, Controlling & Accounting
    2004 – 2008 Evonik Goldschmidt (dual apprenticeship)
    Chemical lab assistance + university study


  • Market entrance & business strategy
  • Commercialization strategy
  • Market & competitor analysis
  • M&A buy-side and sell side transaction support
  • Due Diligence
  • Product cost assessment
  • Technology & product benchmarking
  • Technology & product strategy
  • Battery Cell Roadmap
  • Project management

  • Industries

  • Lithium-ion batteries, redox flow batteries, fuel cells
  • Battery cell manufacturer / battery makers and integrators
  • Battery value chain from Mining to Application
  • Material suppliers / supply chain
  • Automotive OEM
  • Chemical industry