Barbara Kux is a member of the managing board at Siemens AG since 2008, where she is head of supply chain management and chief sustainability officer, responsible for the overall sustainability strategy and the marketing of the company’s environmental technologies. She also is a member of the board of directors of Total S.A. France. Between 2003 and 2008 she was member of the group executive committee at Royal Philips Electronics.

Frans van Daele was recently chief of staff to Herman Van Rompuy, the president of the European Council. Between 2007 and 2009 he served as Belgium’s permanent representative to NATO, and between 2002 and 2006 he was Belgium’s ambassador to the United States. His diplomatic career also included postings to the United Nations, Greece, Italy and a period as Director General of Political Affairs at the Belgian Foreign Ministry.

“I am delighted that Barbara Kux and Frans van Daele have accepted [the invitation] to join Umicore’s Board,” said Thomas Leysen, chairman of the board. “Each of them brings a wealth of experience in a number of fields. Barbara has deep experience in industrial sectors that are served by Umicore and an in-depth understanding of complex global supply chains and sustainability issues. Frans has a very distinguished track record in international relations and has great experience of how global trends shape industry and the economy. Both will bring additional strength and expertise to the Umicore board.”  

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