Executive Board

Within EIT RawMaterials, each Innovation Hub is locally supported by a Steering Committee. The committees consist of partner representatives, in each Innovation Hub. The Steering Committees provide guidance related to strategy and business planning, events planning, company policy and objectives, budgetary control, resource allocation and similar matters. Each Steering Committee is led by a Steering Committee Chair.

EIT RawMaterials Executive Board comprises members from core partners, external members and an external chair with relevant networks and industry experience. The Board serves as the Steering Board and, among other tasks, approves the annual business plan of EIT RawMaterials.

ChairProf. Emmo Meijer, former R&D Director of DSM, Unilever and Friesland Campina and retired part-time professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology


Franz Friesenbichler, Owner & Managing Director, Findeco GmbH

Jens Gutzmer, Director, Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology

Matt Kuppers, Founder & CEO, Startup Manufactory

Marion Lenoir, Head of Open Innovation Department, Eramet Ideas

Egbert Lox, President at ie-net ingenieursvereniging & Honorary Professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

David Peck, Associate Professor, TU Delft

Carlos Rich, Strategy Officer and Director International Division, Atlantic Copper

Steve Sharpe, Independent Director, Chair of Audit & Risk Committee – Pensana Plc.

Maria Sunér, CEO, Svemin

Burçin Temel McKenna, Head of Carbon Capture Competency Center, Ramboll

Erja Turunen, Executive Vice President, digital technologies, VTT