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The European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials is a stakeholder platform that brings together representatives from industry, public services, academia and NGOs.

On this page you can find the members of the High-Level Steering Group and the Operational Groups.

Members were selected via a call for applications. Their mandate runs until 2020.

High-Level Steering Group

Member Representative Function within the organisation
European Commission
European Commission (Chair) Elżbieta Bieńkowska Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
European Commission Karmenu Vella Commissioner for Environment
European Commission Carlos Moedas Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation
Joint Research Centre Vladimir Šucha Director General
Member States
Austria To be confirmed Ministry of Science, Research and Economy
Belgium Joke Schauvliege

Jean-Claude Marcourt

Minister for Environment, Nature and Culture

Minister of the Economy, SMEs, Industrial Policy, Innovation and the Digital Agenda

Bulgaria Teodor Sedlarski Minister of the Economy
Czech Republic Jiří  Koliba Vice-Minister of Industry and Trade
Estonia Ando Leppiman Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication
Finland Mika Nykänen Director General, Geological Survey of Finland
France To be confirmed Ministry for Industry
Germany Brigitte Zypries Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy
Greece George Stathakis Minister of Environment and Energy
Ireland To be confirmed Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
Italy Marcello Saralli Ministry of economic developmentDirector, Directorate General for Environmental Security of Mineral and Energy activities
Lithuania Vaidas Gricius Head of department, Industry and Trade Department, Ministry of Economy
The Netherlands David Pappie Director Top Sectors, Ministry of Economic Affairs
Poland Jadwiga Emilewicz Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Economic Development
Portugal To be confirmed Directorate-General for Energy and Geology
Romania Alexandru Petrescu Minister of Economy
Slovakia Vojtech Ferencz First  State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy
Spain Carmen Vela Secretary of State, Research, Development and Competitiveness
Sweden Mikael Damberg Minister of Enterprise and Innovation
International institutions
European Investment Bank Gunnar Muent Director, Innovation and Competitiveness Department
OECD Shardul Agrawala Head of the Environment and Economy Integration Division
UNIDO  Christophe Yvetot UNIDO Representative to the European Union and Head of the UNIDO Liaison Office
UNEP Ligia Noronha Director, UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics
Academia, research organisations and think tanks
EIT Raw Materials Karen Hanghøj CEO EIT Raw Materials
ERA-MIN 2 Paolo Ferrão President of the Board of Directors of FCT and Full Professor with Aggregation in Mechanical Engineering in the field of Industrial Ecology
EuroGeoSurveys (EGS) Teresa-Ponce de Leao President
European Partners for the Environment Thomas Vereijken Executive Director
Forest-based Sector Technology Platform Lena Ek Chairperson
Montanuniversitaet Leoben Peter Moser Professor (Mining) & Vice Rector of Raw Materials
Civil society
Friends of the Earth (FoE) Leida Rijnhout Coordinator Resource Justice and Sustainability
IndustriAll European Trade Union Sylvain Lefebvre Deputy General Secretary
RREUSE Michal Len Director
Seas At Risk Ann Dom Deputy Director
ACEA Erik Jonnaert Secretary General
Atlas Copco Ronnie Leten President and CEO of the Atlas Copco Group
Aurubis Thomas Bünger Senior Vice President Technical Primary Copper
Cefic Marco Mensink Director General
CEPI (Confederation of European Paper Industries) Michele Bianchi CEO of RDM
Cluster Portugal Mineral Resources Luis Martins President
ETRMA Christian Koetz Vice President (Continental)
Eurometaux Elena Vyboldina International Trade and Economy Director
Euromines Mark Rachovides President
European Recycling Industries' Confederation (EuRIC) Emmanuel Katrakis Secretary General
Heidelberg Cement Rob van der Meer Group Director of Public Affairs
KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. Rafal Pawelczak Executive Officer for Innovation and Strategy
Luossavaara Kiirunavaara Aktiebolag (LKAB) Jan Moström President and CEO
Municipal Waste Europe Vanya Veras Secretary General
Orgalime Adrian Harris Director General
Outotec Kari Knuutila Chief Technology Officer
Sibelco Jean-Luc Deleersnyder CEO
Suez Jean-Marc Boursier Group Senior Executive VP in charge of Recycling & Recovery (Europe)
Umicore Denis Goffaux Chief Technology Officer & Member of the Executive Committee of Umicore
Vereniging Industriele Bouwgrondstoffen Rob Wiegers Chairman
WEEE Forum Danilo Bonato Director General of Remedia

Operational Groups

List of Operational Group members


Last update: 13/07/2017