Qaizar Hassonjee is Vice President of Innovations at adidas Wearable Sports Electronics. He was also co-founder and chief development & commercial officer of Textronics Inc., Textronics is an electro-textile technology company that originated from DuPont’s textile fiber research effort and was recently acquired by adidas.

Previously, Dr. Hassonjee worked with DuPont and Invista™ (formerly DuPont Textiles and Interiors) for over 14 years with assignments in R&D, Sales & Marketing, Sourcing and Management roles. Dr. Hassonjee has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from LIT, India and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from City College, CUNY, NY. He also received his MBA from the University of Delaware. He has written technical papers in major trade publications and is co-inventor of several products and process technologies. He lives with his wife and two sons in Chadds Ford, PA, USA.