Umicore says that Filip Platteeuw has decided to leave the group after nearly 20 years to pursue other interests.

Platteeuw held the role of CFO for ten years, and will be replaced by Wannes Peferoen, currently senior vice president of Umicore’s electro-optic materials business.

“Filip has been instrumental in Umicore’s strategic developments and realizations,” said Mathias Miedreich, CEO of Umicore. “His integrity and balanced judgements, his deep knowledge of the company and its finances as well as his dedication and true partnership have helped equip our Group for the next ambitious growth phase.”