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Umicore SA (UMI.BR)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Leysen

59 2008 Non-Executive Chairman

Karel Vinck

81 2008 Honorary Chairman

Marc Grynberg

54 2008 Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Filip Platteeuw

47 2012 Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Financial Officer

Geraldine Nolens

48 Member of the Executive Committee, Executive Vice President, Chief Counsel

Stephan Csoma

55 2015 Member of the Executive Committee, Executive Vice President Recycling

Denis Goffaux

52 2018 Member of the Executive Committee, Executive Vice President Energy & Surface

Ralph Kiessling

53 2019 Executive Vice President Catalysis, Member of the Executive Committee

An Steegen

48 2018 Chief Technology Officer, Member of the Executive Committee

Colin Hall

48 2016 Non-Executive Director

Gerard Lamarche

57 2017 Non-Executive Director

Liat Ben-Zur

42 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Francoise Chombar

57 2016 Independent Non-Executive Director

Koenraad Debackere

57 2018 Independen Non-Executivet Director

Mark Garrett

57 2015 Independent Non-Executive Director

Ines Kolmsee

49 2011 Independent Non-Executive Director

Eric Meurice

63 2015 Independent Non-Executive Director

Evelien Goovaerts

Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Leysen

Mr. Thomas Leysen has been Non-Executive Chairman of Umicore N.V. since November 19, 2008. He is also Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee since that date. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Leysen became Chief Executive Officer of Umicore in 2000, after having held various positions within Umicore and its affiliates. Since October 1, 2011, he is Chairman of KBC Group, a banking and insurance group. He is also Chairman of King Baudouin Foundation and Corelio. During his professional career he was also appointed Member of the Supervisory Board of Bank Metzler, (Germany). Mr. Leysen holds an LLB in Law from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (University of Leuven) and Master of Legal Letters from Leuven University.

Karel Vinck

Mr. Karel Vinck has served as Honorary Chairman of Umicore N.V. since November 19, 2008. Previously, he was appointed Independent Non-Executive Director on October 17, 1994 and Independent Non-Executive Chairman on October 1, 2002. He also served as Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Company between October 1, 2002 and November 19, 2008. Before joining Umicore, Mr. Vinck was Chief Executive Officer of Eternit and Bekaert. He is also Member of the Board of Suez-Tractebel, Tessenderlo Group and of Theatre Royal de la Monnaie. He was appointed Co-Ordinator of the European Rail Traffic Management System with the European Commission, Chairman of Cumerio, Honorary Chairman of VEV (the Flemish employers association) and Chairman of the Flemish Science Policy Council. He was Chief Executive Officer of the Belgian Railways from 2002 until 2005. Mr. Vinck holds a Masters of Business Administration from Cornell University and a Master of Engineering degree from Institut Commercial de Nancy.

Marc Grynberg

Mr. Marc Grynberg has served as Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Umicore N.V. since November 19, 2008. He joined the Company in 1996 as Group Controller. He was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) from 2000 until 2006, after which he became Head of the Group’s Automotive Catalysts business unit until his appointment as Chief Executive Officer. He holds a Commercial Engineering degree from Ecole de Commerce E.Solvay and, prior to joining the Company, worked for DuPont de Nemours in Brussels and Geneva.

Filip Platteeuw

Mr. Filip Platteeuw has served as Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Financial Officer of Umicore N.V. since November 1, 2012. He joined the Company in 2004 and was involved in the Cumerio spin-off in 2005. He then led the project team for the creation of Nyrstar and its IPO in 2007. He became Vice President of Corporate Development in 2010. He took up the position of Chief Financial Officer in November 2012. He holds a Masters degree in Applied Economics from Universiteit Gent and a Masters degree in Financial Management from Vlerick Management School. He has financial experience including nine years in investment banking, corporate banking and equity research with KBC bank. He is also responsible for Corporate Development and Procurement & Transportation.

Geraldine Nolens

Ms. Geraldine Nolens serves as Member of the Executive Committee, Executive Vice President, Chief Counsel of Umicore N.V. Geraldine Nolens joined Umicore in 2009. She graduated in Law from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and in European Economic Law from Julius Maximilians Universitaet Wuerzburg. She obtained also LL.M at the University of Chicago. She started her career at the international law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton before joining GDF Suez (now Engie) in 2001 where she was Electrabel’s Chief Legal Officer for Southern Europe, France and new European markets. Her career has involved periods working and living in the US, Germany, Italy and Belgium. She joined the Executive Committee in 2015. She is the Company's Chief Counsel and has responsibility for Environment Health & Safety, Corporate Security and Internal Audit.

Stephan Csoma

Mr. Stephan Csoma has served as Member of the Executive Committee, Executive Vice President Recycling of Umicore N.V. since 2015. He served as Member of the Executive Committee, Executive Vice President Performance Materials of the Company between November 1, 2012 and 2015. He also served as Senior Vice President Governmental Affairs of the Company until November 1, 2012. He joined the Company in 1992. He holds diplomas in Economics from Universite Catholique de Louvaine and Chinese/Mandarin from Fudan University in Shanghai. He has strategic and operational and commercial experience. He set up the Company’s first industrial operations in China in the mid-1990s and ran the Company’s former South African cobalt operations. Between 2001 and 2005 he led the Zinc Chemicals business unit and from 2005 to 2009 he was Senior Vice President for Umicore South America. Afterwards he became Senior Vice President Government Affairs. In November 2012 he took up the function of Executive Vice President of Performance Materials and retains oversight responsibility for Government Affairs, Marketing Services and South America.

Denis Goffaux

Mr. Denis Goffaux serves as Member of the Executive Committee, Executive Vice President Energy & Surface of Umicore N.V. Previously he served as Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Technology Officer at the company as of July 2010. He graduated from Universite de Liege in 1991 as a mining engineer and joined Umicore Research in 1995. Prior to moving to Japan in 2006, he was Head of the Rechargeable Battery Materials business line and developed the business into company engaged in cathode materials for lithium ion rechargeable batteries. In his capacity as Country Manager Japan, Mr. Goffaux laid foundations for the Company to grow its industrial presence and commercial activities in Japan.

Ralph Kiessling

Mr. Ralph Kiessling has been appointed Executive Vice President Catalysis and Member of the Executive Committee of Umicore SA since January 31, 2019. He joined Degussa in 1995 and has occupied successive management functions in production, process technology and engineering, including 5 years in China. In 2012 he moved to India where he built Umicore’s automotive catalyst plant and ran the activity in the region before returning to Germany in 2015 as Vice President of Operations. Ralph has, over the years, developed a unique operational experience internationally. He has a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Erlangen, Germany.

An Steegen

Dr. An Steegen has been Chief Technology Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of Umicore SA since October 2018. She holds doctorate in Materials Science from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. She joined Umicore after serving as Executive Vice President Semiconductor Technology and System R&D at imec, a leading research center with a focus on nanoelectronics and digital technology innovation. Prior to joining imec in 2010, An worked at IBM’s Semiconductor Research & Development center in Fishkill, NY and in the last several years of service at IBM, was in charge of the bulk CMOS technology development.

Colin Hall

Mr. Colin M. Hall has served as Non-Executive Director of Umicore N.V. since April 26, 2016. On July 29, 2017 he was appointed Member of the Company's Audit Committee. He is currently the Head of Investments at Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (GBL). Mr. Hall began his career in 1995 in the merchant banking group of Morgan Stanley. In 1997, he joined Rhone Group, a private equity firm, where he held various positions for 10 years in New York and London. In 2009, he was the co-founder of a hedge fund, sponsored by Tiger Management, where he worked until 2011. In 2012 he became CEO of Sienna Capital, a 100% subsidiary of GBL, which manages GBL’s alternative investments (private equity, credit and specific thematic funds). In 2016, Mr. Hall was appointed Head of Investments at GBL. He holds a BA from Amherst College and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Mr. Hall also serves as a Director and member of the Audit Committee of Imerys; Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the credit fund Kartesia Management; Director of Ergon Capital Partners and Parques Reunidos.

Gerard Lamarche

Mr. Gerard Lamarche has held the position of Non-Executive Director at Umicore N.V. since April 25, 2017. Apart from his current duties at the company, he acts as Non-Executive Director of LafargeHolcim, Total (France) and SGS (France). He has been Co-Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (GBL) since 2012, overseeing the transformation of its investment strategy and portfolio. He built an extensive career, starting at Deloitte Haskins & Sells in Belgium, then Societe Generale de Belgique as Investment Manager, Controller and Advisor to the Strategy and Planning Department, and Suez, as Secretary of the Executive Committee, then SVP in charge of Planning, Control and Accounting and CFO. Mr. Gerard holds an Economic Sciences degree from the University of Louvain-la-Neuve and a Master of Business Administration from the INSEAD Business School.

Liat Ben-Zur

Ms. Liat Ben-Zur has been Non-Executive Independent Director of Umicore N.V. since April 25, 2017. She has been Corporate Vice President for Modern Life and Devices Product Marketing Management at Microsoft since September 2018. Previously she was Senior Vice President and Digital Technology Leader at Royal Philips where she was responsible for driving the connectivity and digital strategy. Prior to joining Philips in 2014, she served in several leadership positions at Qualcomm, a US wireless telecommunications company, and was co-founder and Chairwoman of the AllSeen Alliance, a consortium for an open source, common language for the Internet of Things. Ms. Liat Ben-Zur holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of California Davis and a Master of Business Administration from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

Francoise Chombar

Ms. Francoise Chombar has served as Independent Non-Executive Director of Umicore N.V. since April 26, 2016. Since April 26, 2018 she has been also Member of company's Nominating and Remuneration Committee. She is co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Melexis, a producer of integrated semiconductor sensor, driver and communication circuits for automotive applications. Prior to assuming her role at Melexis she served as planning manager at Elmos GmbH (Germany) from 1986 to 1989. From 1989 she served as operations manager and director at several companies within the Elex group. She holds a Master’s degree as Interpreter in Dutch, English and Spanish from Universiteit Gent. Ms. Chombar was appointed as Board Member of the ISEN Higher Education College for Engineers, a member of the STEM Advisory Board to the Flemish Government, a member of Women on Board and mentor in the women's network Sofia. In 2018, she received the title of Science Fellow at the VUB, University of Brussels.

Koenraad Debackere

Prof. Dr. Koenraad Debackere has been Independent Non-Executive Director of UMICORE SA since April 26, 2018. Since then he is also Member of company's Audit Committee. He is with KU Leuven since 1995, where he teaches Technology & Innovation Management and Policy. He has won numerous awards for his research and for scientific excellence, and in 2010 was awarded a Francqui Lecture Chair in economics and business. He graduated in Managemet and Engineering from Universiteit Gent and in Management from MIT.

Mark Garrett

Mr. Mark M. Garrett has served as Independent Non-Executive Director of Umicore N.V. since April 28, 2015. He served as Member of the Audit Committee of the Company from April 28, 2015 until July 29, 2017 when he became Member of the Remuneration and Nominating Committee of the company. He graduated in Economics (Bachelor of Arts) and Systems Analysis (Masters) from the University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology respectively. He has enjoyed a long career in the chemical industry working with well known companies such as Ciba- Geigy and DuPont. In 2007, he became CEO and Chairman of the Borealis Executive Board. Borealis is an Austrian based provider of innovative solutions in the field of base chemicals and fertilizers. Since August 2018 he has been Chief Executive Officer at Marquard & Bahls AG.

Ines Kolmsee

Ms. Ines Kolmsee has served as Independent Non-Executive Independent Director of Umicore N.V. since April 26, 2011. On April 26, 2011 she was also appointed Member of the Company's Audit Committee and on April 28, 2015 she became its Chairman. She holds degrees in Engineering from Technische Universitaet Berlin, Germany and Ecole des Mines de Paris. She also holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from INSEAD or Institut Europeen d'Administration des Affaires, France. Since 2017 she has been CEO Services & Solutions at Aperam. In 2004 she became Chief Executive Officer of SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Group, a specialty chemicals company with operations worldwide. She previously occupied different positions, including Chief Financial Officer at Arques Industries AG.

Eric Meurice

Mr. Eric Meurice has served as Independent Non-Executive Director of Umicore SA since April 28, 2015. He was formerly President and Chief Executive Officer of Dutch-based ASML Holding, a major provider of advanced technology systems for the semiconductor industry. Under his stewardship between 2004 and 2013, ASML achieved a very impressive growth in earnings and shareholder returns and became recognized as an industry leader in innovation. Eric was previously Executive Vice President in charge of Thomson Multimedia TV Division and prior to that he held senior positions in several technology groups such as Intel, ITT and Dell Computer. He is a non-executive director of NXP Semiconductors and of IPG Photonics. He holds Master’s degrees in Economics and Mechanical Engineering from Universite Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) (1979) and Ecole Centrale de Paris (1979) respectively and an MBA from Stanford University (US) (1984).

Evelien Goovaerts