Dr. Matthias Potthoff is the Managing Director of thyssenkrupp Fertilizer Technology headquartered in Germany. Prior to heading the business, he served as Director Licensing and Sales between 2008 and 2011. He joined thyssenkrupp Fertilizer Technology, formerly known as Uhde Fertilizer Technology, in 2006 after working as process engineer on several urea plants, including commissioning and start up until 2003. Dr. Potthoff holds a diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Technical University Darmstadt, Germany; a PhD in Process Engineering from Technical University Braunschweig; and Postdoctoral fellowship at Osaka University, Japan. His experience spans more than two decades working for the fertilizer and construction industries in Europe.