Executive Committee

Chief Executive Officer

Marc Grynberg, 52

Marc Grynberg was appointed Chief Executive Officer in November 2008 after heading the Automotive Catalysts business unit from 2006 to 2008, and serving as CFO of Umicore from 2000 until 2006. He joined Umicore in 1996 as Group Controller. Prior to
joining Umicore, Marc worked for DuPont de Nemours in Brussels and Geneva. He holds a Commercial Engineering degree from Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management.

He is responsible for Human Resources, Information Systems and Group Communications.

Chief Financial Officer

Filip Platteeuw, 45

Filip Platteeuw was appointed Chief Financial Officer in November 2012, after serving as VP of Corporate Development from 2010 to 2012. He joined Umicore in 2004 and was instrumental in the Cumerio spin-off in 2005, and then led the project team for the creation of Nyrstar and its successful IPO in 2007. Filip has extensive experience in investment banking, corporate banking and equity research with KBC Bank. He holds Master’s degree in Applied Economics and Financial Management from the University of Ghent the Vlerick Management School, respectively.

He is responsible for Corporate Development and Procurement & Transportation.

Chief Technology Officer

Denis Goffaux, 50

Denis Goffaux was appointed Chief Technology Officer in July 2010, after heading the Rechargeable Battery Materials business line and successfully developing the business into a world leader in cathode materials for lithium ion rechargeable batteries. As Country Manager Japan, he laid strong foundations for Umicore to grow its industrial presence and commercial activities in Japan. Denis joined Umicore Research in 1995 and has lived and worked in Belgium, Chile, China and Korea. He holds a degree in mining engineering from the University of Liège.

He is responsible for the Precious Metals Refining business unit and Japan.

Executive Vice-President Catalysis

Pascal Reymondet, 59

Pascal Reymondet was appointed Executive Vice-President Catalysis in November 2012, after serving as EVP of Performance Materials from 2010 to 2012 and EVP of Zinc Specialties from 2007 to 2010. He joined the Umicore Executive Committee in 2003 to oversee the Precious Metals Products group. Prior to joining Umicore, Pascal held management positions within the Degussa group. He holds a Master’s of Science from Stanford University and an Engineering degree from the Ecole Centrale in Paris.

He is responsible for the Catalysis business group and Germany, North America and India.

Executive Vice-President Energy & Surface Technologies

Marc Van Sande, 65

Marc Van Sande was appointed Executive Vice-President Energy & Surface Technologies in June 2010, after serving as CTO from 2005 to 2010 and as EVP Advanced Materials from 1999 to 2005. Marc joined Umicore in 1980, and held several positions in research, marketing and production. He holds a doctorate in Physics from the University of Antwerp and a Master of Business Administration from the Antwerp Management School.

He is responsible for the Energy & Surface Technologies business group and China.

Executive Vice-President Recycling

Stephan Csoma, 53

Stephan Csoma was appointed Executive Vice-President Recycling in 2015, after serving as EVP of the former Performance Materials from 2012 to 2015, SVP Government Affairs from 2009 to 2012, and SVP South America from 2005 to 2009. Stephan joined Umicore in 1992 and set up Umicore’s first industrial operations in China in the mid-1990s and went on to lead the Zinc Chemicals business unit. He holds degrees in Economics from the UCL University of Louvain and Chinese/Mandarin from Fudan University in Shanghai.

He is responsible for the Recycling business group, Government Affairs, Umicore Marketing Services and South America.

Executive Vice-President

Géraldine Nolens, 46

Géraldine Nolens was appointed Chief Counsel for the Group in 2009 and joined the Executive Committee in 2015. She started her career at the international law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton before joining GDF Suez (now Engie) in 2001, where she was Electrabel’s Chief Legal Officer for Southern Europe, France and new European markets. Géraldine’s career includes periods working and living in the US, Germany, Italy and Belgium. She studied law in Belgium and Germany before obtaining her Master of Laws at the University of Chicago.

She is Chief Counsel and is responsible for Environment Health & Safety, Corporate Security and Internal Audit.