The Executive Committee has the form of a "Comité de Direction/Directiecomité" within the meaning of Article 524bis of the Belgian Companies Code.
Chief Executive Officer
Marc Grynberg, 52
Marc Grynberg was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Umicore in November 2008. He was head of the Group's Automotive Catalysts business unit from 2006 to 2008 and served as Umicore's CFO from 2000 until 2006. He joined Umicore in 1996 as Group Controller. Marc holds a Commercial Engineering degree from the University of Brussels (Ecole de Commerce Solvay) and, prior to joining Umicore, worked for DuPont de Nemours in Brussels and Geneva.
Chief Financial Officer
Filip Platteeuw, 45
Filip Platteeuw joined Umicore in 2004 and was instrumental in the Cumerio spin-off in 2005. He then led the project team for the creation of Nyrstar and its successful IPO in 2007. He became Vice President of Corporate Development in 2010. He took up the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in November 2012. Filip holds a master’s degree in Applied Economics from the University of Ghent and a master’s degree in Financial Management from the Vlerick Management School. Filip has extensive experience in investment banking, corporate banking and equity research with KBC Bank. He is also responsible for Corporate Development, InfoDoc and Procurement & Transportation.
Chief Technology Officer
Denis Goffaux, 50
Denis Goffaux holds a degree in mining engineering from the University of Liège. He joined Umicore Research in 1995 and has lived and worked in Belgium, Chile, China and Korea. He was head of the Rechargeable Battery Materials business line and successfully developed the business into a world leader in cathode materials for lithium ion rechargeable batteries. In his capacity as Country Manager Japan, Denis Goffaux laid strong foundations for Umicore to grow its industrial presence and commercial activities in Japan. He was appointed to his present post in July 2010. Besides his position as Chief Technology Officer, he is responsible for the Precious Metals Refining business (part of Recycling).
Executive Vice-President Catalysis
Pascal Reymondet, 59
Pascal Reymondet holds an MSc from Stanford University and an Engineering degree from the Ecole Centrale in Paris. He held different management positions within the Degussa group including management of the Port Elizabeth and Burlington automotive catalyst plants. He joined the Umicore Executive Committee in 2003 to be in charge of the Precious Metals Products group. In September 2007, he was appointed to head the Zinc Specialties business group. In June 2010 he assumed responsibility for the Performance Materials business group. Since November 2012 he is responsible for the business group Catalysis.
Executive Vice-President Energy & Surface Technologies
Marc Van Sande, 65
Marc Van Sande holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Antwerp as well as an MBA. He joined Umicore in 1980, and held several positions in research, marketing and production. In 1993 he was appointed Vice-President of the Electro-Optic Materials business unit and he joined the Executive Committee as Executive Vice-President of Advanced Materials in 1999. He assumed the role of Chief Technology Officer between 2005 and 2010 after which he took the helm of the Energy & Surface Technologies business group (previously Energy Materials).
Executive Vice-President Recycling
Stephan Csoma, 53
Stephan Csoma joined Umicore in 1992. He holds diplomas in economics from the UCL University of Louvain and Chinese/Mandarin from Fudan University in Shanghai. He set up Umicore’s first industrial operations in China in the mid-1990s. Between 2001 and 2005, he led the Zinc Chemicals business unit and from 2005 to 2009 he was SVP for Umicore South America. Between 2009 and 2012 he was SVP for the newly-established Government Affairs. He joined the Executive Committee in 2012 as EVP of the former Performance Materials business group. He assumed his current responsibilities in 2015 with continued oversight for Government Affairs and Umicore Marketing Services.
Géraldine Nolens, 46
Géraldine Nolens joined Umicore in 2009. She studied law in Belgium and Germany before obtaining her LL.M at the University of Chicago. 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. Her career has involved periods working and living in the US, Germany, Italy and Belgium. She joined the Executive Committee in 2015. She is Umicore’s Chief Counsel and has responsibility for Environment Health & Safety, Corporate Security and Internal Audit.