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Speakers 2018-10-31T12:52:43+00:00

Murat Bayram

Director of EMR European Metal Recycling GmbH

Murat Bayram, Director of EMR European Metal Recycling GmbH

Recycling is not an option, but a must is the strong belief of Murat Bayram. He holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and is a Director of EMR. He is responsible for EMR’s non-ferrous business in continental Europe, and has more than 24 years experience in the scrap recycling industry.

Christian Bohling

General Manager at SECOPTA Analytics

Dr. Christian Bohling, General Manager at SECOPTA Analytics

Dr. Christian Bohling is a General Manager at SECOPTA Analytics. Since his PhD at the Department of Physics of the Clausthal Technical University in 2007, Dr. Christian Bohling is focused on customer driven developments of photonic sensor solutions. His mission is to get the LIBS technology out of the lab into real world applications.

Andreas Jessberger

Head of Sales at RUF Maschinenbau GmbH Co KG

Dipl.-Ing. FH Andreas Jessberger, Head of Sales at RUF Maschinenbau GmbH Co KG

Andreas Jessberger is a graduated engineer (Dipl.-Ing. FH) and he works for 13 years at RUF Maschinenbau GmbH Co KG, a leading manufacturer for briquetting machines and chip processing solutions worldwide. Since 2015 he is a Head of Sales at RUF and before joining RUF he worked for 7 years in the recycling industry. Andreas Jessberger is responsible for some sales regions as well as for special relations to customer groups in recycling, foundries and aluminium industry. He is also developing projects for aluminium briquettes and remelting with external research institutes.

Aminda Leigh

British journalist

Aminda Leigh is a British journalist with 30 years’ experience, almost half of which working for various BBC radio and TV channels. She moved to Italy in 2001, from where she runs her own business offering journalism, moderation, production and translation services for a wide variety of European and international clients. She specialises in environmental issues, culture and EU affairs. Aminda has made award winning web-documentaries and news videos for the European Commission, among others. She has moderated entire conferences as well as sessions at major events – for example EU Green Week, the European Business Summit and COP23 – covering subjects such as the circular economy, resource efficiency, sustainable development, green growth and climate change.

Stefan Pelech

CEO / Managing Director Hertwich Engineering

Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Pelech graduated from Technical University, Vienna, Austria before joining Hertwich Engineering some 15 years ago as physicist and process engineer. He was responsible for all R&D activities within Hertwich, and was from the outset intensively involved in the development of melting and casting equipment. Furthermore he was also project manager of certain strategic recycling projects. Since 2018 Mr. Pelech Stefan is Managing Director of Hertwich Engineering.

Anne Sander

French Member of the European Parliament

Anne Sander has been a French Member of the European Parliament (MEP) since 2014. She is part of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) and sits on the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON).

She is also a substitute in the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL).

Roland Scharf-Bergmann

Senior Vice President, Hydro Aluminium

Roland Scharf-Bergmann is responsible for the Business Unit Recycling in Hydro Aluminium and has a governance role for recycling globally. He has been a member of the Metal Markets and Primary Metal Management Teams since he joined Hydro in 2009.

From 1998 to 2009 he worked for the companies VAW-IMCO, IMCO Recycling and Aleris finally serving as CEO of the European recycling operations of Aleris Recycling. From 1990 to 1998 Roland worked for Air Products & Chemicals in Hattingen, Germany, and Walton-on-Thames, UK serving as product, sales and marketing manager.

During his career Roland held several positions in the German and European Recycling associations as well as on the LME aluminium committee. Currently he serves as chairman of the Recycling Division of European Aluminium Association.

He holds a Diploma degree in Non-Ferrous Metallurgy from Technical University of Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany.

Markus Taube

Chair for East Asian Economic Studies / China

Prof. Markus Taube holds the Chair for East Asian Economic Studies / China and is the Director of the IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Furthermore Markus Taube holds various guest professorships and advisory board positions and acts as President of the Euro-Asia Management Studies Association (EAMSA). Markus Taube is a founding partner of THINK!DESK China Research & Consulting. In this capacity he has been preparing a series of studies on the state-business nexus of China’s industry, submitted background reports to various anti-dumping procedures against China and provided council to the EU’s deliberations on granting China market-economy status, or not, in 2016.

Karmenu Vella

EU Commissioner Environment, Fisheries & Maritime Affairs

Karmenu Vella is the European Commissioner for Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs. He was born in Malta on June 1950. Karmenu graduated in Architecture and Civil Engineering, and later obtained a Master of Science in Tourism Management from University of Sheffield. He was first elected to Parliament in 1976 and continued to be was re-elected in the elections that followed for nine consecutive times. During his political career he has been appointed Minister for Public Works, Minister for Industry and Minister for Tourism twice. Karmenu had also held various senior posts in the private sector.

Paul Williams

Head of Aluminium, and Research Manager at CRU International

Paul Williams is the Head of Aluminium, and Research Manager at CRU International, a leading consultancy and analysis company in the metals, mining and minerals area. Paul is responsible for the research programme of the team. Mr Williams joined CRU in 1986 and for many years ran the Aluminium Semis and Downstream areas specialising in flat rolled product markets and demand analysis. A regular speaker at major aluminium events, including at GLAFRI, he also contributes to aluminium association publications including those of the Aluminum Association. Mr Williams has a MSc in Economics, London School of Economics. BA in Economics, University of Swansea.