CEO, HyPlat (Pty) Ltd

Sharon is the CEO of HyPlat (Pty) Ltd. She is from Vancouver, Canada, and prior to coming to South Africa in 2012 she had over 15 years of experience as a tech startup executive, an entrepreneur and consultant. She was Vice President, Research for a nanomaterials company working in the fields of batteries, hydrogen storage and petroleum upgrading. She then co-founded a fuel cell company where she served as Vice President, Technology Development. She founded HyPlat in 2014 licensing technology from UCT and Mintek. She is also Director, HySA Catalysis, with a staff and student team of over 40 people working in fuel cell development. She holds a PhD in Materials Chemistry from Simon Fraser University, Canada