Governance

We believe that materials have been a key element in furthering the progress of mankind, that they are at the core of today’s life and will continue to be enablers for future wealth creation. We believe that metal-related materials have a vital role to play, as they can be efficiently and infinitely recycled, which makes them the basis for sustainable products and services. We want  Umicore to be a leader in providing and creating material-based solutions to contribute to fundamental improvements in the quality of life.

Our Horizon 2020 economic growth ambitions are tied to the megatrends of resource scarcity, clean air and vehicle electrification. The social and environmental objectives are clustered in three themes: Great Place to Work, Eco-efficiency and Value Chain and society. These objectives reflect our operational excellence and the aspects of our products and services that we can further improve to turn sustainability into a greater competitive edge.

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Board of directors

Standing left to right:Marc van Sande (Board Advisor), Géraldine Nolens (Board Secretary), Mark Garrett, Ines Kolmsee, Marc Grynberg, Laurent Raets, Liat Ben-Zur, Françoise Chombar, Koenraad Debackere, Thomas Leysen, Eric Meurice, Gérard Lamarche.
Not pictured: Karel Vinck (Honorary Chairman).

About the board

The board’s cumulative industry experience is broad, covering automotive, electronics, chemicals, metals, energy and finance sectors in addition to the fields of academia and science. It also includes people experienced in the public and private sector and members with experience in the different regions in which Umicore is active. 

Collectively, the board possesses strong experience of  managing industrial operations and counts 8 active or former CEOs in its ranks. The board also has collective experience in disciplines that are specifically relevant to Umicore’s non-financial Horizon 2020 goals such as health and safety, talent attraction and retention and supply chain sustainability

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