Erning Cao is an Investment Director at Evonik Venture Capital. He studied Economics in Shanghai with a master degree on business administration. Prior to joining Evonik he worked 13 years in various finance and business administration functions for Alstom and Siemens rising to hold the position of CFO at a Siemens joint venture business in China. Erning joined Evonik in 2008 as Regional Controller for Greater China. Thereafter he took responsibilities as Asia Controller for Evonik businesses and most recently, based in Darmstadt, headed global controlling for the Business Line Methacrylate.