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.

Executive Vice-President Energy & Surface Technologies

Denis Goffaux, 51

Denis is responsible for the Energy & Surface Technologies business group and Japan.

He was Chief Technology Officer from 2010 to September 2018 and added the oversight responsibility for Precious Metals Refining in 2015. Prior to that, he occupied successive business line and country management functions in China and Japan. Denis began his career at Umicore with Research & Development in Olen, before moving to what was then our Cobalt & Energy Products Business Unit.

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.

Chief Technology Officer (effective 1 October 2018)

An Steegen, 47

An Steegen joined Umicore and was appointed Chief Technology Officer in October 2018, after serving as Executive Vice President Semiconductor Technology and System R&D at imec, a leading research center with a focus on nanoelectronics and digital technology innovation. Prior to joining imec in 2010, An worked at IBM's Semiconductor Research & Development center in Fishkill, NY and in the last several years of service at IBM, was in charge of the bulk CMOS technology development. She has a PhD degree in Material Science and Electrical Engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

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, 47

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.