Executive Vice President Energy & Surface Technologies Marc van Sande will retire on 31 March after 38 years of service. Denis Goffaux, Chief Technology Officer, has been appointed to succeed Marc as Executive Vice President for Energy & Surface Technologies. Denis has been Chief Technology Officer since 2010 and added the responsibility for Precious Metals Refining in 2015. Stephan Csoma will take on responsibility for the entire Recycling business group including Precious Metals Refining. The other Executive Committee functions of Marc Grynberg (CEO), Filip Platteeuw (CFO) Géraldine Nolens (Chief Counsel) and Pascal Reymondet (Catalysis) remain unchanged.
The Board of Directors has decided to propose Koenraad Debackere as a new Board member, to replace Rudi Thomaes who will not seek re-election. Prof. Dr. Ir. Koenraad Debackere has been with K.U. Leuven since 1995, where he teaches Technology and Innovation Management and Policy.