16 março - 18 março 2021
Online event

Argus Metals Live - Virtual Conference

Speakers at Metals Live

Zoltan Venczel
Global Head of EV Energy, Nissan
Zoltan Venczel is the Global Head of EV Energy at Nissan responsible for the strategic implementation of a sustainable electric vehicle (EV) energy management over the full life span of current and future EV batteries (V2X, data, repurpose, reuse, recycle). He is a future Urban Mobility enthusiast and leads Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility strategy for its practical implement...
Zoltan Venczel is the Global Head of EV Energy at Nissan responsible for the strategic implementation of a sustainable electric vehicle (EV) energy management over the full life span of current and future EV batteries (V2X, data, repurpose, reuse, recycle). He is a future Urban Mobility enthusiast and leads Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility strategy for its practical implementation on global EVs. Zoltan joined Nissan from Infiniti, Nissan’s single premium brand, where he served as Head of Advanced Planning. Prior to that, Zoltan had various Planning, Marketing and Sales positions at BMW and GM located in Budapest, Zurich, Shanghai, Singapore and Hong Kong. Zoltan was raised in Hungary and in 2001 gained an MSc in Marketing and International Management from Budapest University of Economic Sciences.
Catherine Girard
Expert Leader Energy & Raw Materials, Renault Group
Catherine Girard is Expert Leader in Energy and Raw Materials at Renault Group, in charge of medium and long-term outlooks. Catherine became Corporate Economist in the corporate and strategic planning department at Renault in 2009, having previously worked as an Economist at Nissan Europe from 2007. Prior to that, Catherine worked at a consulting agency for 10 years, as a ...
Catherine Girard is Expert Leader in Energy and Raw Materials at Renault Group, in charge of medium and long-term outlooks. Catherine became Corporate Economist in the corporate and strategic planning department at Renault in 2009, having previously worked as an Economist at Nissan Europe from 2007. Prior to that, Catherine worked at a consulting agency for 10 years, as a project manager covering the automotive sector, with responsibility for short-term and medium-term European market forecasts.
James Nicholson
Head of Corporate Responsibility, Trafigura
James is Head of Corporate Responsibility at Trafigura, having joined the company in 2010 to help establish a Corporate Affairs team. Trafigura is one of the leading physical commodity trading groups in the world, with revenues of USD147 billion in 2020. Responsible for driving Trafigura’s responsibility and stakeholder engagement agenda worldwide, James’ focus has include...
James is Head of Corporate Responsibility at Trafigura, having joined the company in 2010 to help establish a Corporate Affairs team. Trafigura is one of the leading physical commodity trading groups in the world, with revenues of USD147 billion in 2020. Responsible for driving Trafigura’s responsibility and stakeholder engagement agenda worldwide, James’ focus has included developing the company’s leadership positon on transparency and responsible sourcing. In 2014, Trafigura became the first independent commodity trading company to publicly support the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and go on to disclose its substantial payments to governments in EITI implementing countries. The standard set by Trafigura latterly formed the basis of an industry reporting norm. In 2019, James was appointed to the International Board of the EITI. James leads Trafigura’s efforts in pursuit of the responsible sourcing and supply of metals and minerals. Of note in this respect has been James’ initiation and oversight of the ‘Mutoshi Pilot Project’ - a leading effort by government authorities, Trafigura and the NGO ‘Pact’ to support the responsible sourcing of cobalt from semi-mechanised mining operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Prior to Trafigura, James worked at the De Beers Group for over 9 years.
Barry Jackson
Principal Market Intelligence, Nickel and Stainless Steel Materials, Anglo-American
Barry is responsible for nickel and stainless steel raw materials market intelligence at Anglo American, where he is utilizing 20 years of industry experience, from both the producer and consumer side, to contribute to a successful and sustainable future. Barry is based in London and has been employed by Anglo American since 2012. Prior to that Barry worked for the stainl...
Barry is responsible for nickel and stainless steel raw materials market intelligence at Anglo American, where he is utilizing 20 years of industry experience, from both the producer and consumer side, to contribute to a successful and sustainable future. Barry is based in London and has been employed by Anglo American since 2012. Prior to that Barry worked for the stainless steel producer Outokumpu, where he led the Business Intelligence function. He spent 8 years at the Outokumpu head office in Helsinki, Finland, after two years at production sites in the UK and Sweden. Barry is Chairman of the International Nickel Study Group Industry Advisory Panel, a member of the Nickel Institute’s Promotion & Market Development Working Group and its Strategy & Planning Advisory Committee, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Battery Alliance, and the International Energy Agency’s Critical Raw Materials for Electric Vehicles taskforce.
David Brocas
Lead Cobalt Trader, Glencore
David Brocas is currently heading the Cobalt Marketing and Trading activities of Glencore, based in Baar, Switzerland. He joined Glencore in 2013 where he has been trading cobalt and molybdenum products. He is a member of the LME Cobalt Committee and the Chairman of Executive Committee of the Cobalt Institute. Prior to joining Glencore, he worked for 6 years in the trading...
David Brocas is currently heading the Cobalt Marketing and Trading activities of Glencore, based in Baar, Switzerland. He joined Glencore in 2013 where he has been trading cobalt and molybdenum products. He is a member of the LME Cobalt Committee and the Chairman of Executive Committee of the Cobalt Institute. Prior to joining Glencore, he worked for 6 years in the trading division of BP in London, where he gained exposure to Gas, LNG and Oil products in various operational, commercial and analytical roles. He holds a Master’s degree from French engineering school “Ecole des Mines” Nancy, France where he studied Geology as well as a Master’s degree Energy and Markets from IFP School, Paris, France.
Oliver Nugent
Commodities Strategist, Citi Group
Oliver Nugent is a Vice President in Citi Research’s Commodities team covering Metals (including base and precious) and is based in the London office. Prior to joining Citi, Oliver worked as a Commodities strategist at ING Bank. He previously worked at the LME from 2015 to 2018 in both research and business development roles and covered Metals at Bloomberg Intelligence fro...
Oliver Nugent is a Vice President in Citi Research’s Commodities team covering Metals (including base and precious) and is based in the London office. Prior to joining Citi, Oliver worked as a Commodities strategist at ING Bank. He previously worked at the LME from 2015 to 2018 in both research and business development roles and covered Metals at Bloomberg Intelligence from 2012-15. Oliver has a BSc (First Class) degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Bristol.
Ron Mitchell
Global Head of Sales, Tianqi Lithium Corporation
Ron Mitchell is the global head of sales for Tianqi Lithium Corporation and has 20 years’ experience working in the government, mining, renewable energy and the natural resource sectors. In particular Ron has extensive global experience in the lithium industry where he has previously worked for Talison Lithium (5 years) and Tianqi Lithium (5 years) where he is responsible ...
Ron Mitchell is the global head of sales for Tianqi Lithium Corporation and has 20 years’ experience working in the government, mining, renewable energy and the natural resource sectors. In particular Ron has extensive global experience in the lithium industry where he has previously worked for Talison Lithium (5 years) and Tianqi Lithium (5 years) where he is responsible for leading a global sales and marketing team, supplying international markets with high performance lithium compounds manufactured from Tianqi production plants in China and Australia. Ron is in charge of setting strategy, negotiating and securing long term strategic supply agreements with the rechargeable battery, electric vehicle and energy storage supply chains encompassing a global customer base.
Adrian Rimmer
Senior Advisor, Green & Sustainable Finance, LSEG
Adrian is currently leading a programme to scale-up sustainable finance and ESG disclosure across London Stock Exchange Group’s Capital Markets business, which to date has established a Green Economy classification across its markets; an ESG Disclosure benchmarking tool for companies; and the publication of a guide to green finance, in addition to supporting the launch of ...
Adrian is currently leading a programme to scale-up sustainable finance and ESG disclosure across London Stock Exchange Group’s Capital Markets business, which to date has established a Green Economy classification across its markets; an ESG Disclosure benchmarking tool for companies; and the publication of a guide to green finance, in addition to supporting the launch of a new Sustainable Bond Market. Adrian established ABN AMRO’s Environmental Markets business in 2006 and later supported renewable energy and clean-tech clients as a Director in RBS’ corporate finance team. As CEO of international certification body the Gold Standard, Adrian oversaw the development of result-based finance tools that have enabled hundreds of clean technology and sustainable land-use projects to attract millions of dollars in investment, including via his involvement in creating Fairtrade International’s Fairtrade Climate Standard. Adrian is a Non-Executive Director of Evora, a leading sustainable real-estate advisor and software business.
Matt Fifield
Managing Partner, Pacific Road Capital
Pacific Road is a specialist mining investor, currently managing two PE funds with total commitments of $800 million. Pacific Road focuses on control-oriented and catalyst-driven investment strategies in both listed and unlisted opportunities. Matt holds an MBA from Wharton and a Geology degree from Princeton.
Pacific Road is a specialist mining investor, currently managing two PE funds with total commitments of $800 million. Pacific Road focuses on control-oriented and catalyst-driven investment strategies in both listed and unlisted opportunities. Matt holds an MBA from Wharton and a Geology degree from Princeton.
Edison Yu
Vice-President, Deutsche Bank
Edison Yu is currently a Vice President at Deutsche Bank leading equity research coverage of the China EV & Mobility sector. His work on the emerging Chinese electric vehicle industry has been featured and/or cited by just about all the major financial news outlets. Previously, he covered the auto sector at Guggenheim Securities and CLSA, and before that, the technology ha...
Edison Yu is currently a Vice President at Deutsche Bank leading equity research coverage of the China EV & Mobility sector. His work on the emerging Chinese electric vehicle industry has been featured and/or cited by just about all the major financial news outlets. Previously, he covered the auto sector at Guggenheim Securities and CLSA, and before that, the technology hardware space at Evercore ISI. Mr. Yu received his undergraduate degree from NYU - Stern School of Business, majoring in Finance.
Jon Hykawy
President, Stormcrow Capital
Jon began his career on Bay Street in 2000 as a technology and special situations analyst, covering such diverse areas as solar power and related technologies, fuel cells and electronics. One of the obvious questions impacting many new areas of technology comes from a reliance on particular critical materials, so Jon began building models to derive price projections for t...
Jon began his career on Bay Street in 2000 as a technology and special situations analyst, covering such diverse areas as solar power and related technologies, fuel cells and electronics. One of the obvious questions impacting many new areas of technology comes from a reliance on particular critical materials, so Jon began building models to derive price projections for these critical materials as demand is impacted by new technology. Jon began industry and company-specific coverage of critical materials such as lithium, cobalt, the rare earths, vanadium and tin in 2009 while with a prior firm and became a globally recognized expert on the interactions between business, technology and the capital markets in such areas as the global markets for rare earths and battery materials. He co-founded Stormcrow in early 2014, and has expanded his critical materials coverage since, becoming a widely recognized thought-leader in the analysis of critical materials markets and suppliers. Jon has spoken at a large number of international conferences since 2009, and has been a keynote speaker at a variety of critical materials conferences in both the West and China. He has also done work on alternative energy, battery and mechanical energy storage and neutrinos, the latter of which doesn’t help much when it comes to critical materials. Jon holds a PhD in physics (from the University of Manitoba) and a MBA (from Queen’s University) and is a co-recipient of the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics (along with the other members of Sudbury Neutrino Observatory collaboration).
Jean-Christophe Lambert
Business Development Manager, Lithion Recycling
Jean-Christophe joined Lithion in December 2019. In his role, he oversees business partnerships, account management and communications. Prior to this he was an international market development advisor for the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, where he led multiple international delegations, consulting mandates and export projects. Jean-Christophe is a business ...
Jean-Christophe joined Lithion in December 2019. In his role, he oversees business partnerships, account management and communications. Prior to this he was an international market development advisor for the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, where he led multiple international delegations, consulting mandates and export projects. Jean-Christophe is a business graduate from Laval University in Quebec City.
Sascha Ewert
Head of Non-Ferrous Metals, ThyssenKrupp
Sascha joined ThyssenKrupp in 2012, having previously held roles at Trimet Aluminium, FW Hempel Metallurgical and Kymera International. Sascha is a business management graduate, fluent in English and also speaks Spanish. He is currently based in Essen, Germany.
Sascha joined ThyssenKrupp in 2012, having previously held roles at Trimet Aluminium, FW Hempel Metallurgical and Kymera International. Sascha is a business management graduate, fluent in English and also speaks Spanish. He is currently based in Essen, Germany.
Anne Oxley
Technical Director, Brazilian Nickel
Anne is a Chartered Metallurgical Engineer from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London. She has over 25 years’ experience in the natural resource sector and has been working in nickel and cobalt since 2003. Anne was with European Nickel from 2003 to 2010 as Group Technology Manager where she was the driving force behind the development of the heap leaching of N...
Anne is a Chartered Metallurgical Engineer from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London. She has over 25 years’ experience in the natural resource sector and has been working in nickel and cobalt since 2003. Anne was with European Nickel from 2003 to 2010 as Group Technology Manager where she was the driving force behind the development of the heap leaching of Nickel Laterites. In November 2010 Anne left European Nickel to further develop and commercialise nickel laterite heap leaching technology. In May 2013 she co-founded Brazilian Nickel and currently sits on its board as Technical Director. Anne has been involved in projects on over 40 different nickel laterites in 15 countries and is also a scientific associate of the Natural History Museum in London were she contributes to fundamental nickel and cobalt research.
Alice Minuto
Trading Unit Manager, North West District Young BPW Representative, Duferco international Trading, International Federation of Business and Professional Women
Alice has been a manager in the steel business since 2008. She has a degree in economics from the University of Genoa and a master’s in financial markets. Alice started her career during her university years, working at a small steel trading company dealing with finished products such as pipes, beams, sheets and gratings. After four years she joined Voestalpine High Perfor...
Alice has been a manager in the steel business since 2008. She has a degree in economics from the University of Genoa and a master’s in financial markets. Alice started her career during her university years, working at a small steel trading company dealing with finished products such as pipes, beams, sheets and gratings. After four years she joined Voestalpine High Performance Metal Division, where she developed Italian sales for the Buderus Edelstahl mill, focusing on special steel forged blocks. She has also acted as sales and division manager for stainless steel and nickel welding wires at Rodacciai SpA. Alice recently began a new challenge as Head of the Trading Unit for carbon steel coils in the Italian market at one of the world’s biggest metal trading groups, DITH Duferco International Trading Company. Her technical skills and determination have led her to achieve leadership positions that historically were male dominated. Alice’s passion for women’s rights led her to participate in BPW (Business Professional Women, a non-profit association), championing the motto Women for Women and becoming young representative for her district and a mentor for young people that want to push their business careers. She directs the international project Steel Women: Gender Equality In Leadership, which supports UN sustainable development goals.
Mary Anne Alvin
Technology Manager, Rare Earth Elements & Critical Minerals, US Department of Energy NETL
Mary Anne Alvin joined the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in 2005, and since 2015 she has served as NETL’s Rare Earth Element Technology Manager (TM), responsible for validating the technical and economic feasibility for separation and recovery of salable, high purity, rare earth elements from domestic coal-based resources in conventional, prototype, and adva...
Mary Anne Alvin joined the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in 2005, and since 2015 she has served as NETL’s Rare Earth Element Technology Manager (TM), responsible for validating the technical and economic feasibility for separation and recovery of salable, high purity, rare earth elements from domestic coal-based resources in conventional, prototype, and advanced operating systems. Prior to assuming the TM position, Ms. Alvin served as Division Director for both the Geosciences Division and the Functional Materials Development Division. Prior to joining NETL, Ms. Alvin had 30 years of experience at the Westinghouse Electric Corporation and at Siemens Westinghouse Power Generation, working in advanced energy systems. As a Fellow Scientist, she led the development of advanced high temperature ceramic, intermetallics, and superalloy materials for components used in the domestic and off-shore, pilot- and demonstration-scale, land-based, power generation island wrap-around systems. She currently holds 28 patents, with additional pending.
Douglas Rothacker
Aerospace and Defence Analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence
Douglas analyses the strategies and financial implications of US and European aerospace manufacturers, defence contractors and suppliers. He has been with Bloomberg for 15 years. Bloomberg Intelligence research provides interactive data and research across industries and global markets.
Douglas analyses the strategies and financial implications of US and European aerospace manufacturers, defence contractors and suppliers. He has been with Bloomberg for 15 years. Bloomberg Intelligence research provides interactive data and research across industries and global markets.
Dharam Kotecha
Director, Halcyon Inc.
Following a successful career as an equity and commodities trader at a global investment bank in London, Dharam moved to Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in 2014 to join the third-generation family business. Since 1962 the Kotecha family has been involved in various industries from plastics manufacturing to foodstuff distribution in eastern DRC. Dharam aims to mak...
Following a successful career as an equity and commodities trader at a global investment bank in London, Dharam moved to Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in 2014 to join the third-generation family business. Since 1962 the Kotecha family has been involved in various industries from plastics manufacturing to foodstuff distribution in eastern DRC. Dharam aims to make Halcyon a symbol of conflict-free and sustainable mineral trade – from forging sustainable tantalum, tin and tungsten supply chains to educating local miners and traders on how to implement practical due diligence and traceability measures on the ground. Dharam currently serves on the OECD’s Multi-Stakeholder Steering Group for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains and as an executive committee member at the Tantalum-Niobium International Study Centre. Dharam holds a master’s degree from London Business School and a bachelor’s degree from the UK’s University of Warwick.
Philipp tho Pesch
Consultant Critical Raw Material Supply, German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA)
Philipp is a Consultant for Critical Raw Materials at the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) with an intense focus on battery metals and rare earths. Having earned his master's degree at RWTH Aachen University in Mineral Resources Engineering, he gained experience in the automotive industry in cost calculation for raw materials and battery cells before joi...
Philipp is a Consultant for Critical Raw Materials at the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) with an intense focus on battery metals and rare earths. Having earned his master's degree at RWTH Aachen University in Mineral Resources Engineering, he gained experience in the automotive industry in cost calculation for raw materials and battery cells before joining VDA. He is now responsible for all raw material related affairs at VDA.
Frederic Salin
Director Commercial and Marketing, SNAM
Frederic has been with system operator Snam for more than 12 years, where he is one of the main contacts for car manufacturers on behalf of the company. Prior to this, he spent eight years working for a car manufacturer. Frederic has a degree in commercial studies and quality management.
Frederic has been with system operator Snam for more than 12 years, where he is one of the main contacts for car manufacturers on behalf of the company. Prior to this, he spent eight years working for a car manufacturer. Frederic has a degree in commercial studies and quality management.
Kunal Phalpher
Chief Commercial Officer, Li-Cycle Corp.
Kunal has been with Li-cycle since 2017. After initially joining the team as an advisor, he was nominated as a member of the board before moving into his current role in 2018. Prior to joining Li-Cycle, Kunal worked for a residential solar company as the Director of Product Development and was the Director of Business Development for a lithium-ion battery manufacturer, bot...
Kunal has been with Li-cycle since 2017. After initially joining the team as an advisor, he was nominated as a member of the board before moving into his current role in 2018. Prior to joining Li-Cycle, Kunal worked for a residential solar company as the Director of Product Development and was the Director of Business Development for a lithium-ion battery manufacturer, both in Toronto, Canada. A University of Toronto graduate, Kunal possesses a bachelor of applied sciences in electrical engineering and also holds a master’s in business administration from the Rotman School of Management.
Mirona Coropciuc
Deputy Director, Euromines
Ms. Coropciuc is the Euromines Deputy Director. She is the industry expert with more than 18 years’ professional experience engaging with small- and large-scale public and private entities and successfully managing EU policies and projects, preparing and implementing methodological approaches to answer complex policy questions and having successfully fulfilled all commitme...
Ms. Coropciuc is the Euromines Deputy Director. She is the industry expert with more than 18 years’ professional experience engaging with small- and large-scale public and private entities and successfully managing EU policies and projects, preparing and implementing methodological approaches to answer complex policy questions and having successfully fulfilled all commitments for EU level institutions, national and international organizations.
Vincent Ledoux-Pedailles
Vice-President of Business Development, Vulcan Energy
Vincent has been appointed as a lithium expert by the European Commission. He previously worked at IHS Markit, where he led the lithium and battery materials research team covering the entire industry’s supply chain from raw materials to E-mobility. When he joined IHS Markit he first focused on chemical trading and led the EMEA chlor-alkali team. Earlier in his career, he ...
Vincent has been appointed as a lithium expert by the European Commission. He previously worked at IHS Markit, where he led the lithium and battery materials research team covering the entire industry’s supply chain from raw materials to E-mobility. When he joined IHS Markit he first focused on chemical trading and led the EMEA chlor-alkali team. Earlier in his career, he worked for Talison Lithium in Perth, Australia, tracking the lithium industry in China and Europe. Vincent is a regular speaker at various industry events across the world presenting at chemical, mining, and energy related conferences. He holds a business master’s degree in risk management and international purchasing from ESDES Business School in France. He has also studied at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and Marshall University, US.
Adam McCarthy
President, Cobalt Institute
The institute seeks to promote sustainable production and use of cobalt. Before becoming President, Adam was the institute’s Vice-President for Government and Public Affairs. He has spent his career in public policy and government affairs, holding posts in the public and private sectors. Adam has a PhD in Comparative West European Party Politics from the University of Manc...
The institute seeks to promote sustainable production and use of cobalt. Before becoming President, Adam was the institute’s Vice-President for Government and Public Affairs. He has spent his career in public policy and government affairs, holding posts in the public and private sectors. Adam has a PhD in Comparative West European Party Politics from the University of Manchester in the UK.
Thomas Drnek
Environmental Director, RHI Magnesita
Dr. Thomas Drnek is Environmental Director at RHI Magnesita in Austria. Prior to his current role Thomas served as Plant Manager at companies such as Breitenau, Hochfilzen and Radenthein. He holds a Master's degree in mining engineering and mineral economics from the Univesity of Leoben, Austria. Thomas completed his PhD in 2002.
Dr. Thomas Drnek is Environmental Director at RHI Magnesita in Austria. Prior to his current role Thomas served as Plant Manager at companies such as Breitenau, Hochfilzen and Radenthein. He holds a Master's degree in mining engineering and mineral economics from the Univesity of Leoben, Austria. Thomas completed his PhD in 2002.
Tom Mulqueen
Head of Research, Amalgamated Metals Trading
Tom Mulqueen is Head of Research at Amalgamated Metal Trading Limited. AMT provides brokerage and market-making services across LME base and ferrous metal derivative markets. Tom is currently responsible for analysing fundamental, financial and macro-trends driving base metal price-performance. Tom was previously Head of Market Intelligence at the International Tin Associa...
Tom Mulqueen is Head of Research at Amalgamated Metal Trading Limited. AMT provides brokerage and market-making services across LME base and ferrous metal derivative markets. Tom is currently responsible for analysing fundamental, financial and macro-trends driving base metal price-performance. Tom was previously Head of Market Intelligence at the International Tin Association, with four years’ experience analysing global tin industry supply and demand fundamentals. Tom holds a master’s degree in Geology from Imperial College London.
Radoslaw Zydok
Director of the Regulatory and Strategic Analysis Department, KGHM Polska Miedź
An efficient and responsible manager with a strong analytical focus. He is an IT engineer by profession. After a few years of work in this industry, he took up the area of Public Affairs. Scientifically interested in statistics and economics. He specializes in topics related to the public finance system, energy and economic policy. Employed at KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. from J...
An efficient and responsible manager with a strong analytical focus. He is an IT engineer by profession. After a few years of work in this industry, he took up the area of Public Affairs. Scientifically interested in statistics and economics. He specializes in topics related to the public finance system, energy and economic policy. Employed at KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. from July 2018 - first as Advisor to the President of the Management Board, then as the Director of the Regulatory and Strategic Analysis Department. He leads the team responsible for monitoring the regulatory area and contacts with public institutions to protect the business interests of KGHM.
Mark Rachovides
Consultant, Dundee Precious Metals
Mark Rachovides is a Consultant to Dundee Precious Metals. He previously acted as a Consultant to Eldorado Gold and has held numerous board positions in Natural Resources Companies in companies active in Europe and elsewhere over the last twenty years. He was formerly an Executive Director of European Goldfields which was acquired by Eldorado in early 2012. Previously he w...
Mark Rachovides is a Consultant to Dundee Precious Metals. He previously acted as a Consultant to Eldorado Gold and has held numerous board positions in Natural Resources Companies in companies active in Europe and elsewhere over the last twenty years. He was formerly an Executive Director of European Goldfields which was acquired by Eldorado in early 2012. Previously he was Vice President, Europe at Dundee Resources Limited after spending 11 years at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD.) He has been involved in a wide variety of projects in the Former Soviet Union, Southern and Eastern Europe and holds an MA from Oxford University.
Luis Martins
President of the Board, Cluster Portugal Mineral Resources
Luis Martins is a geologist with more than 35 years of experience in the exploration and mining sector. He graduated from the Faculty of Sciences of Lisbon (1973) and has a MsC in Economic Geology from the same faculty (1995) and also several national and international post-graduation courses. He was a former Director of the Mineral Resources Department at the Geological S...
Luis Martins is a geologist with more than 35 years of experience in the exploration and mining sector. He graduated from the Faculty of Sciences of Lisbon (1973) and has a MsC in Economic Geology from the same faculty (1995) and also several national and international post-graduation courses. He was a former Director of the Mineral Resources Department at the Geological Survey and a former Director of the Mines and Quarries Department at the Directorate-General of Energy and Geology (the Mining Authority). He has coordinated several national and international technical and research projects in the areas of mineral exploration, environmental geology and mining heritage. He was also Colt Resources Inc. Vice-President Business & Development, CEO of Ozdogu Portugal Mining and Exploration Lda. and a Director of Assimagra, a Portuguese mining association. Currently is President of the Cluster Portugal Mineral Resources and a member of the Assimagra Strategic Council. He is a member of the High-Level Group of the European Innovation Partnership.
Filipe Manjolinho Costa
Chief Executive, Cronimet Envirotec
Dr. Filipe Manjolinho Costa is the Chief Executive of Cronimet Envirotec. The company based in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany is part of the CRONIMET group and specialized in recycling metal soft scrap, contaminated spent catalysts and drilling muds. Since his start at Cronimet Envirotec in 2015, Filipe has managed to position the company as a technology leader in thermal deso...
Dr. Filipe Manjolinho Costa is the Chief Executive of Cronimet Envirotec. The company based in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany is part of the CRONIMET group and specialized in recycling metal soft scrap, contaminated spent catalysts and drilling muds. Since his start at Cronimet Envirotec in 2015, Filipe has managed to position the company as a technology leader in thermal desorption treatment of metal sludges, powders and spent catalysts. Filipe possesses valuable insights about the global stainless steel scrap market and innovative, sustainable recycling processes.
Gaétan Lefebvre
Market Analyst, BRGM (French Geological Survey)
Gaétan Lefebvre holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental and Natural Resources Economics as well as a Master’s degree in Geosciences Engineering. He has been working at the French Geological Survey (BRGM) since 2014 as Raw Materials Analyst. His research activities consist in market reviews and value chain analysis of a wide range of metallic commodities. Areas of specialt...
Gaétan Lefebvre holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental and Natural Resources Economics as well as a Master’s degree in Geosciences Engineering. He has been working at the French Geological Survey (BRGM) since 2014 as Raw Materials Analyst. His research activities consist in market reviews and value chain analysis of a wide range of metallic commodities. Areas of specialties include lithium, cobalt, and rare earths.
Claudio Arato
Chief Technical Officer, Sonoash
Claudio is the CTO and inventor behind the SonoAsh concept, R&D and all related ash beneficiation IP and know-how creation. He holds degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada and is an Engineers Canada Fellow. He is the recipient of awards including UBC 2016 Faculty of Applied Science Dean’s Medal of Distinction a...
Claudio is the CTO and inventor behind the SonoAsh concept, R&D and all related ash beneficiation IP and know-how creation. He holds degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada and is an Engineers Canada Fellow. He is the recipient of awards including UBC 2016 Faculty of Applied Science Dean’s Medal of Distinction and the 2014 Engineers Canada Meritorious Achievement Award for Professional Service. Over more than 25 years, Claudio has worked throughout North America and internationally Mexico and Albania on technology commercialization projects in major resource sectors including power, pulp & paper, contaminated soil remediation, heavy oil, water treatment, sonochemistry, REE/ metals extraction & recovery. He is currently working with public private partnership (P3) stakeholders on establishing a center of excellence to demonstrate the SonoAsh end-to-end commercial process for waste to value coal ash beneficiation and REE recovery in Maryland, USA.
Hadley Natus
Managing Director, AfriMet Resources
Mr. Natus founded AfriMet Resources Ag, a Vanomet Group Company, in 2019. He started his career in commodities at Trafigura Ag in 2008 and moved to MRI Trading Ag (Ex Marc Rich) in 2014. Prior to his career in the commodities space he worked at NetJets Europe GmbH.
Mr. Natus founded AfriMet Resources Ag, a Vanomet Group Company, in 2019. He started his career in commodities at Trafigura Ag in 2008 and moved to MRI Trading Ag (Ex Marc Rich) in 2014. Prior to his career in the commodities space he worked at NetJets Europe GmbH.
Viktor Irle
Co-Founder & Market Analyst, EV Volumes
Viktor Irle is co-founder, consultant, and market analyst at EV-volumes.com, a global market intelligence platform for the electric vehicle industry that delivers consultancy services in the EV industry. EV-volumes.com’s key strengths are in global vehicle sales and data for xEV vehicles, battery technology, charging infrastructure, future vehicles, governmental policies a...
Viktor Irle is co-founder, consultant, and market analyst at EV-volumes.com, a global market intelligence platform for the electric vehicle industry that delivers consultancy services in the EV industry. EV-volumes.com’s key strengths are in global vehicle sales and data for xEV vehicles, battery technology, charging infrastructure, future vehicles, governmental policies and targets, and forecasts. Prior to starting EV-volumes.com, Viktor Irle worked with consultancy services in the automotive industry. He is convinced electric vehicles play an important role in shaping the future of the automotive industry. Viktor Irle has a Master’s degree in Management and Economics of Innovation, from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, and a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering and Management.
Didier Bloch
Laboratory Manager, CEA
Didier BLOCH is a graduate engineer from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble. He worked for several years in industry (Schneider Electric, VARTA GmbH), then was recruited by the CEA in 1992. In 1996, he became head of the "Electrochemical Energy Storage" Laboratory (Lithium Batteries and Fuel Cells), then Program Manager "New Technologies for Energy". He is an ...
Didier BLOCH is a graduate engineer from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble. He worked for several years in industry (Schneider Electric, VARTA GmbH), then was recruited by the CEA in 1992. In 1996, he became head of the "Electrochemical Energy Storage" Laboratory (Lithium Batteries and Fuel Cells), then Program Manager "New Technologies for Energy". He is an expert for OPECST, the EC, the ANR. Since 2016, he has been in charge of the "Battery Materials" laboratory at CEA-LITEN. In 2017-2018, he is an expert on "batteries and electric vehicles" within the "Nuclear Coexistence and Renewable Energies" Working Group led by the High Commissioner for Atomic Energy.
Carlo Burkhardt
Scientific Director, Institute of Precious and Technology Metals, Pforzheim University
Carlo has helped co-ordinate several large EU-funded research and development projects with a combined budget of over €20mn, and is the author of three technical publications and more than 20 peer-reviewed papers. He also holds several patents. Carlo won the German Raw Materials Efficiency Prize and Baden-Wurttemberg Environmental Technology Prize for material efficiency i...
Carlo has helped co-ordinate several large EU-funded research and development projects with a combined budget of over €20mn, and is the author of three technical publications and more than 20 peer-reviewed papers. He also holds several patents. Carlo won the German Raw Materials Efficiency Prize and Baden-Wurttemberg Environmental Technology Prize for material efficiency in 2017. He has a PhD in metallurgy and materials from the University of Birmingham in the UK.
Peter Zimm
Principal, Charles Edwards Management Consulting
Peter Zimm leads strategy, market positioning, and operations improvement consulting projects for aerospace companies.  A Principal for aerospace-focused management consulting firm Charles Edwards, he has delivered scores of projects for OEMs, Tier 1s, subtier suppliers, and raw materials companies across the world.  Peter is an internationally-recognized market expert in ...
Peter Zimm leads strategy, market positioning, and operations improvement consulting projects for aerospace companies.  A Principal for aerospace-focused management consulting firm Charles Edwards, he has delivered scores of projects for OEMs, Tier 1s, subtier suppliers, and raw materials companies across the world.  Peter is an internationally-recognized market expert in aerospace raw materials, aircraft components, manufacturing process technologies, and aircraft emissions. Prior to joining Charles Edwards, Peter was a Principal at ICF Aviation’s Aerospace & MRO practice.  He began his career at Timken Aerospace where he held various business development, marketing, and sales management positions and co-architected the company’s aftermarket entry strategy.  Peter has a Masters in Business Administration from Boston University and a Bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.
Claudia Perotti
Editorial Manager, Argus
Claudia Perotti is Editorial Manager of the non-liquids division of Argus Media. She has worked for Argus for eight years, initially covering global thermal coal markets, assessing market prices and writing news and analysis. Prior to working at Argus, Claudia worked at Standard & Poor’s as Managing Editor of a team of European equity reporters and writers.
Claudia Perotti is Editorial Manager of the non-liquids division of Argus Media. She has worked for Argus for eight years, initially covering global thermal coal markets, assessing market prices and writing news and analysis. Prior to working at Argus, Claudia worked at Standard & Poor’s as Managing Editor of a team of European equity reporters and writers.
Anuradha Ramanathan
Deputy Editor, Metals, Argus
Anuradha Ramanathan is the Deputy Editor of Argus Metals International at Argus Media, focusing on assessing OTC spot prices for high-temperature metals and noble alloys. Before joining Argus, Anuradha was the Managing Editor for the European power desk at S&P Global Platts, specialising in power and gas, carbon and renewables, and regulation and policy. She has also worke...
Anuradha Ramanathan is the Deputy Editor of Argus Metals International at Argus Media, focusing on assessing OTC spot prices for high-temperature metals and noble alloys. Before joining Argus, Anuradha was the Managing Editor for the European power desk at S&P Global Platts, specialising in power and gas, carbon and renewables, and regulation and policy. She has also worked for Morningstar India and Thomson Reuters.
Max Court
Associate Editor, Argus
Maximilian provides pricing and intelligence reports to the metals markets. He specialises in analysing Chinese demand for steel and other end-use base metals products, and how that demand translates into the supply of mined ores and concentrates. Maximilian was previously a senior specialist in a number of market research roles at Rio Tinto in the steel, iron ore and cop...
Maximilian provides pricing and intelligence reports to the metals markets. He specialises in analysing Chinese demand for steel and other end-use base metals products, and how that demand translates into the supply of mined ores and concentrates. Maximilian was previously a senior specialist in a number of market research roles at Rio Tinto in the steel, iron ore and copper sectors. He spent four years at Rio Tinto’s iron ore industry analysis division in Perth, Western Australia. Maximilian has also worked in market research roles covering raw materials in India, China, Singapore and the UK. He holds a bachelor’s degree in International Economics from a British university, and a Master’s degree, in which he studied China's impact on the world's natural resources in one of the country’s universities. Key skills: — Macroeconomic forecasting — Commodity market analysis — Base metals and iron ore market analysis — Commodity price forecasting
Zach Schumacher
Deputy Editor Argus Metal Prices
Zach Schumacher is Deputy Editor of Argus’ ferrous and nonferrous scrap publication Metal Prices and assists in managing a global team of reporters focused on price reporting, news and analysis. Previously, he covered titanium, minor metals, and ferroalloys for four years at Argus, with an additional two and a half years at Asian Metal. Mr. Schumacher holds a Master’s degr...
Zach Schumacher is Deputy Editor of Argus’ ferrous and nonferrous scrap publication Metal Prices and assists in managing a global team of reporters focused on price reporting, news and analysis. Previously, he covered titanium, minor metals, and ferroalloys for four years at Argus, with an additional two and a half years at Asian Metal. Mr. Schumacher holds a Master’s degree in International Politics and Business from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Chinese from the University of Pittsburgh.
Mark Seddon
Senior Manager, Argus
Mark Seddon is Senior Manager (Metals), Consulting Services, based in London. He is responsible for Argus’ rare earths and tungsten monthly outlooks and for developing metals consulting services. With over 25 years’ experience in the commodities industry as a trader, researcher, consultant and company executive, Mark has a wealth of experience in the metals sector. After ...
Mark Seddon is Senior Manager (Metals), Consulting Services, based in London. He is responsible for Argus’ rare earths and tungsten monthly outlooks and for developing metals consulting services. With over 25 years’ experience in the commodities industry as a trader, researcher, consultant and company executive, Mark has a wealth of experience in the metals sector. After gaining a BA (Hons) Degree in European Business Administration, as well as a Diplôme d’Études Supérieures Européennes de Management, Mark spent three years as a sugar trader with Louis Dreyfus, a leading global soft commodities company. The next 20 years were spent at Roskill Information Services, a leader in international metals and minerals research. In January 2001, Mark was appointed a director at Roskill and in December 2010 became the Managing Director of the company. Prior to joining Argus, he ran his own metals consulting company, Tungsten Market Research.
Jethro Wookey
Senior Reporter, Argus
Jethro Wookey is Argus’ senior reporter covering the aluminium markets in Europe. He started his journalistic career as a financial reporter covering bond markets for Euromoney, before moving into the metals markets in 2009. After almost a decade at Metal Bulletin, where he covered ferro-alloys and base metals, Jethro joined Argus in 2018. Favoured lockdown activities incl...
Jethro Wookey is Argus’ senior reporter covering the aluminium markets in Europe. He started his journalistic career as a financial reporter covering bond markets for Euromoney, before moving into the metals markets in 2009. After almost a decade at Metal Bulletin, where he covered ferro-alloys and base metals, Jethro joined Argus in 2018. Favoured lockdown activities include watching old movies and walking dogs.
Anna Xu
Lead Analyst, Base Metals, Argus
Anna joined Argus in October 2020 and is focused on copper and nickel. She previously worked at Fastmarkets MB — formerly Metal Bulletin — for five years, covering base metals, alloys and minor metals. Anna started her commodity analyst career in 2010 with Asian Metal, where she was responsible for sales, conferences and antimony and cadmium pricing and reporting. She orga...
Anna joined Argus in October 2020 and is focused on copper and nickel. She previously worked at Fastmarkets MB — formerly Metal Bulletin — for five years, covering base metals, alloys and minor metals. Anna started her commodity analyst career in 2010 with Asian Metal, where she was responsible for sales, conferences and antimony and cadmium pricing and reporting. She organised the first and second Global Antimony Forums, in Bangkok and Madrid, respectively.
Nicholas Bell
Market Reporter, Argus
Nicholas Bell is a Market Reporter for Argus Metals International and Argus Metal Prices in Argus Media, assessing ferro-alloys and high-temperature metals. Before joining Argus, Nicholas was attending school for his Masters of Business Administration with a focus in corporate finance, which he completed in 2018.
Nicholas Bell is a Market Reporter for Argus Metals International and Argus Metal Prices in Argus Media, assessing ferro-alloys and high-temperature metals. Before joining Argus, Nicholas was attending school for his Masters of Business Administration with a focus in corporate finance, which he completed in 2018.
Oscar Tarneberg
VP, Business Development, Metals, Argus
Oscar began covering steel markets in 2008 as a reporter at Steel Business Briefing in London. He went on to run the iron ore index for The Steel Index (TSI) in Shanghai and Singapore, supporting the growth of iron ore futures on the Singapore Exchange (SGX). He joined Argus in China three years ago, where he set up the Shanghai office and develop the Argus iron ore index,...
Oscar began covering steel markets in 2008 as a reporter at Steel Business Briefing in London. He went on to run the iron ore index for The Steel Index (TSI) in Shanghai and Singapore, supporting the growth of iron ore futures on the Singapore Exchange (SGX). He joined Argus in China three years ago, where he set up the Shanghai office and develop the Argus iron ore index, now used by the world’s largest miners. He recently returned home to London where he manages business development for the Argus metals team.
Jan Moström
Chief Executive Officer, LKAB
Tom Kavanagh
Senior Reporter, Metals, Argus
Senior metals reporter with a specific interest in battery and aerospace metals. Graduated as a journalist from City University and founded a London focused political news website, worked at the Times and City Matters newspapers before moving to Argus in Summer 2018.
Senior metals reporter with a specific interest in battery and aerospace metals. Graduated as a journalist from City University and founded a London focused political news website, worked at the Times and City Matters newspapers before moving to Argus in Summer 2018.
Michael Insulan
Senior Market Analyst, Eurasian Resources Group
Denis Sharypin
Director- Strategic Marketing, Norilsk Nickel
Claude Chanson
Corporate General Manager, RECHARGE
Pini Althaus
Chief Executive Offier, USA Rare Earths
Assheton Carter
Chief Executive Officer, The Impact Facility
Ellie Saklatvala
Deputy Editor, Argus

Speakers at Metals Live - Ferrous Day

Prabodha Acharya
Chief Sustainability Officer, JSW Group
Prabodha partners with CEOs, senior executives and operations heads to develop and drive sustainability strategy for JSW Group. He has worked for nearly three decades in the field of corporate environmental management, emissions reduction, climate change, corporate strategy on sustainability, policy development and assurance services. He began his career with SAIL. Later, ...
Prabodha partners with CEOs, senior executives and operations heads to develop and drive sustainability strategy for JSW Group. He has worked for nearly three decades in the field of corporate environmental management, emissions reduction, climate change, corporate strategy on sustainability, policy development and assurance services. He began his career with SAIL. Later, he worked at Lloyd’s Register, UK, before becoming Senior Vice-President for Aditya Birla Group Sustainability. Prabodha has an M.Tech in Environmental Engineering.
Premal Desai
Group Chief Operating Officer, GFG Alliance
Premal Desai joined GFG Alliance as Group Chief Operating Officer (COO – Business Development) on 1 January 2021. Alongside the oversight and expansion of GFG Alliance’s global footprint, Premal is focused on the sustainable transformation journey of the Group. Premal has extensive experience in the European industry – most notably in strategy, finance, operations and tran...
Premal Desai joined GFG Alliance as Group Chief Operating Officer (COO – Business Development) on 1 January 2021. Alongside the oversight and expansion of GFG Alliance’s global footprint, Premal is focused on the sustainable transformation journey of the Group. Premal has extensive experience in the European industry – most notably in strategy, finance, operations and transformation. After 10 years at Boston Consulting Group he held several leadership positions at thyssenkrupp AG from 2006 to 2020, most recently as CFO and Executive Chairman of thyssenkrupp Steel.
Adolfo Aiello
Director Climate & Energy, Eurofer
Adolfo Aiello is Director Climate & Energy at Eurofer since July 2015. He leads the advocacy and technical work on climate & energy issues, including Emissions Trading System, carbon border adjustment, renewables and energy efficiency. Adolfo has more than 10 years’ experience in Brussels-based trade associations on these topics. He holds a M.A. in European Studies at the ...
Adolfo Aiello is Director Climate & Energy at Eurofer since July 2015. He leads the advocacy and technical work on climate & energy issues, including Emissions Trading System, carbon border adjustment, renewables and energy efficiency. Adolfo has more than 10 years’ experience in Brussels-based trade associations on these topics. He holds a M.A. in European Studies at the College of Europe with a thesis in EU trade policy.
Alberto Xodo
Vice President Sales, LME
Alberto Xodo, VP Sales at the LME, has worked on various strategic initiatives for the Exchange, including the launch of new contracts, the development of its steel futures market and the launch of the Registered Intermediating Broker membership category. He joined the London Metal Exchange in December 2014 and has been a member of the LME Nickel Committee since 2015. Prev...
Alberto Xodo, VP Sales at the LME, has worked on various strategic initiatives for the Exchange, including the launch of new contracts, the development of its steel futures market and the launch of the Registered Intermediating Broker membership category. He joined the London Metal Exchange in December 2014 and has been a member of the LME Nickel Committee since 2015. Previously, he was working in the Transaction Services team of PwC with focus on strategy consulting and commercial due diligence for the Financial Services industry.
Tamara Thorne
Senior Analyst, Refinitiv
Tamara Thorne has been covering the metals markets since 2016 since she joined the GFMS precious metals research team at Thomson Reuters, focusing on fabrication and investment demand in Europe and the UK. In 2018, Tamara joined INTL FCStone, where her primary focus was precious metals risk compliance and analysis of mining projects in South America, Middle East and Centra...
Tamara Thorne has been covering the metals markets since 2016 since she joined the GFMS precious metals research team at Thomson Reuters, focusing on fabrication and investment demand in Europe and the UK. In 2018, Tamara joined INTL FCStone, where her primary focus was precious metals risk compliance and analysis of mining projects in South America, Middle East and Central Asia. She re-joined Refinitiv in 2019 to continue contributing to the precious metals research and analysis, but her main focus has been expansion and development of the team’s iron ore and steel market coverage. Tamara holds a MSc in Mining Engineering, from the Camborne School of Mines and a MA in International Relations, both from the University of Exeter, UK.
Blake Hurtik
Editor, Argus Metal Prices, Argus
Blake Hurtik is the Houston-based editor of Argus Metal Prices, where he oversees a global team focused on price reporting, news and analysis of the ferrous and nonferrous scrap, steel, ferro-alloys and minor metals markets. He has covered commodity markets at Argus Media since 2013, spending the first four years focused on the North American fertilizer trade before shifti...
Blake Hurtik is the Houston-based editor of Argus Metal Prices, where he oversees a global team focused on price reporting, news and analysis of the ferrous and nonferrous scrap, steel, ferro-alloys and minor metals markets. He has covered commodity markets at Argus Media since 2013, spending the first four years focused on the North American fertilizer trade before shifting to metals. Prior to joining Argus, he worked as a reporter at the San Antonio Express-News. He has a Bachelor’s of Journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Tim Hard
Vice President - Metals, Argus
Tim has been involved in metal markets for over a decade and is VP for the metals division of Argus Media in Asia, driving index uptake. Most recently, Tim was Managing Director for the TSI price specialist team at S&P Platts, leading the indices in steel, scrap, coking coal and iron ore. Previously Tim has been a strategy consultant at CRU and has founded and run a UK-bas...
Tim has been involved in metal markets for over a decade and is VP for the metals division of Argus Media in Asia, driving index uptake. Most recently, Tim was Managing Director for the TSI price specialist team at S&P Platts, leading the indices in steel, scrap, coking coal and iron ore. Previously Tim has been a strategy consultant at CRU and has founded and run a UK-based technology company. He holds an MBA from Aston Business School.
Deepali Sharma
Deputy Editor, Argus
Deepali has interviewed key industry personnel to bring out unique perspectives on commodities. She has written extensively on the iron ore and coking coal markets, previously heading the steelmaking raw materials team at Fastmarkets and most recently in her role at Argus.
Deepali has interviewed key industry personnel to bring out unique perspectives on commodities. She has written extensively on the iron ore and coking coal markets, previously heading the steelmaking raw materials team at Fastmarkets and most recently in her role at Argus.
Colin Richardson
Editor, Argus
Ronan Murphy
Editor, Argus