Management Team

Chief Executive Officer

Derek Thomson

Derek has a successful career with over 20 years of experience managing and growing businesses across a very broad range of industries. Derek’s experience in technology includes roles in consulting, finance, marketing, business development, advisory and governance. He has worked in the energy, mining, oil & gas, transport, telecommunications and media sectors where he has led multidisciplinary teams of people to compete in tough markets and win new business. Derek’s career functional responsibilities have included development and execution of go to market strategy, oversight of technology delivery, operational management, managing the development of market offerings, financial structuring, and funding strategy. Derek has a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in finance from University of Western Sydney, an M.B.A. majoring in corporate strategy from Macquarie Graduate School of Management and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Certified Advisor of the Advisory Board Centre.

Chief Scientific Officer

N. Joe Maeji, B.Sc, M.Phil, PhD

Dr. Joe Maeji has more than 20 years experience managing successful R&D projects in the biotechnology and life science industries. His focus has been on the commercialisation of products and technologies at the interface of chemistry and biology. He has significant experience in successfully securing funding for the development of new technologies, as well as in creating and securing extensive IP portfolios. Joe was a co-founder and founding CEO of the Bio-Layer Pty Ltd company that became Anteo Technologies.

Head of Research and Development

Dr. Charlie Huang

Dr Charlie Huang has more than 20 years experience in multi-discipline research and development. He has demonstrated scientific expertise in protein engineering, molecular biology, enzyme kinetics, drug discovery, bio-conjugation, bio-separation, immunoassay development, rapid and point of care diagnostics and nano-biotechnology. He also has significant commercial expertise in project management, technology analysis, licensing and intellectual proprieties management.

Head of Battery Development

Manuel Wieser

Manuel has a passion for innovation and international collaborations, with areas of technical expertise that include batteries, materials science and nanotechnology. Working in the lithium ion battery industry, Manuel has gained extensive experience in lithium ion battery R&D and technology commercialisation while being instrumental in taking technology from lab scale to pilot production ready. As Head of Battery Development at Anteo Technologies his work is focused on enabling high silicon content anodes using Anteo’s nano-film binder technology. With a Master of Engineering in Materials and a Master of Business in Entrepreneurship, Manuel is skilled at defining product development strategy and has prepared grant applications and due diligence documents for successful substantial capital raises.