Jean Claude Steinmetz

Non Executive Director

Mr Steinmetz was previously Chief Operating Officer for Lynas Corporation where he had operational responsibility for the mining operations and concentration plant at Mount Weld in Western Australia and the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP) in Malaysia. He also had oversight of the sales and marketing activities at Lynas.

Mr Steinmetz has been involved in the chemical industry for more than 25 years with a strong focus on the automotive industry leading breakthrough projects in body developments and major reductions programmes of carbon dioxide (CO2) in compliance with European and global legislation. Mr Steinmetz has also held management positions in Rhodia-Solvay, GE and Du Pont. He currently serves as Chairman of the Auto Plastic and Innovative Materials Committee of Sino-EU Chemical Manufacturers Association.

Mr Steinmetz has a BSc in Chemical Engineering and an MSc in Industrial Management from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He is fluent in English, Dutch, German and French.