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Erik Brijs joined Umicore in 1986 and has built up over 30 years of experience in several Finance departments such as Accounting, Internal Audit, Consolidation and Controlling as well at Group and Business Unit level, supporting the transformation journey of Umicore over the same period.
In his current function as VP Accounting and Control, based at Umicore’s HQ in Brussels, Belgium, Erik leads on the one hand - Group Control and Consolidation, the function that brings together, publishes and analysis all the Group financial KPIs and Financial Statements and on the other hand - Share, Umicore’s European Shared Accounting function covering, amongst others, Belgium, France, Germany and Poland.
He is a seasoned financial executive with broad experience in all aspects of accounting, controlling and auditing and financial management in general and with carve-outs, merger & acquisitions, integrations, systems and IFRS start-ups and other transformations taken from the financial angle in particular.
Erik holds a Master's degree in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp and a Master's in Internal Audit from the IPA Management School of Antwerp.