Michael Lefenfeld, a serial entrepreneur, currently leading Cyanco, the world's largest producer of lixiviants for the gold and silver mining industry. Prioir to this role, he co-founded SiGNa Chemistry, a global manufacturer of highly-active, environmentally-friendly chemicals used to improve production processes in the energy recovery, petrochemical refining and chemical manufacturing industries. SiGNa has been recognized with the EPA's Presidential Green Chemistry Award and the WEF's Technology Pioneer Award. Michael built his career around the belief that many of the solutions our world seeks in better healthcare, cleaner manufacturing, sustainable energy can be achieved with better science. Prior to SiGNa, Michael embraced his ability for developing and commercializing new technology and launched and sold three other companies by the time he was 30. 2002, B.Sc., ChE, Washington University, St Louis; 2007 M.Sc. and M.Phil., Chemistry, Columbia University, New York; 2002-03, Technical Staff, Lucent-Bell Labs, New Jersey, US; Founder, Blood Gas Diagnostics (1999); Founder, SiGNa Chemistry, Inc. (2007). Holds more than 100 patents. Recipient of awards: Young Global Leader, WEF (2016); Chemical Power Player to Watch, ICIS (2009); Top Lab Talent, Red Herring (2005); Top Entrepreneur: Business Week (2005); Inc. Magazine (2006); Red Herring (2006); Presidential Green Chemistry Award (2008); Technology Pioneer, WEF (2008). Adjunct Faculty, Michigan State University. Charity: Venture for America; ADDF; JDRF. Interests: travel, reading, music, charity work.