Denis Goffaux joined Umicore Research in 1995. He was head of the Rechargeable Battery Materials business line and successfully developed the business into a world leader in cathode materials for lithium ion rechargeable batteries. In his capacity as Country Manager Japan, Denis Goffaux laid strong foundations for Umicore to grow its industrial presence and commercial activities in Japan. Denis was appointed to his present post in July 2010. Besides his position as Chief Technology Officer, he is responsible for the Precious Metals Refining business (part of Recycling).
Denis Goffaux holds a degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Liège and has lived and worked in Belgium, Chile, China and Korea.