Umicore announces changes to management board

Umicore reports that Denis Goffaux, its executive vice president recycling, has decided to leave the company after nearly 30 years.

He will be succeeded by Veerle Slenders, who currently serves as a president at Linde.

Geert Olbrechts, currently a senior vice president with its Automotive Catalysts business, has also been named chief technology officer (CTO) and member of the management board.

“The Management Board and I want to thank Denis for his valuable contributions to Umicore’s Management Board over the past 13 years and to our Group for 28 years,” said Mathias Miedreich, CEO. “I am pleased that Veerle will join our management board, succeeding Denis, to strengthen the long-term roadmap of our recycling activities.”