About us

European Aluminium, founded in 1981 and based in Brussels, is the voice of the aluminium industry in Europe. We actively engage with decision makers and the wider stakeholder community to promote the outstanding properties of aluminium, secure growth and optimise our metal’s contribution to meeting Europe’s sustainability challenges.


About us

Through environmental and technical expertise, economic and statistical analysis, scientific research, education and sharing of best practices, public affairs and communication activities, European Aluminium promotes the use of aluminium as a material with permanent properties that is part of the solution to achieving sustainable goals, while maintaining and improving the image of the industry, of the material and of its applications among their stakeholders.

Our 80+ members include primary aluminium producers; downstream manufacturers of extruded, rolled and cast aluminium; producers of recycled aluminium and national aluminium associations are representing more than 600 plants in 30 European countries. Aluminium products are used in a wide range of markets, including automotive, transport, high-tech engineering, building, construction and packaging.

Please find below a list of European Aluminium's staff. For more information, please visit the team section on our website.

  • Gerd Götz- Director General
  • Diana Coseano- Office Manager/Personal Assistant to the DG
  • Chiara Deffendi- Coordinator Innovation Hub
  • Adil Elmassi- (Interim) Recycling Director
  • Magdalena Garczynska- Director Recycling (on maternity leave)
  • Bernard Gilmont- Director Engineered Products
  • Mélina Kotsaridis- Officer Public Affairs & Communications
  • Maarten Labberton- Director Packaging Group
  • Bob Lambrechts- Director Statistics, Market Intelligence & Trade
  • Coline Lavorel- Director Public Affairs & Communications
  • Benjamin Leseigneur- Trainee Public Affairs & Communications
  • Christian Leroy- Consultant Innovation & LCA
  • Emanuele Manigrassi- Manager EU Public Affairs
  • Sofia Michalopoulou- Assistant Statistics & Economics / Building & Transport
  • Jorge Moreno- Trainee Membership & Administration
  • Sounia Mourabit- Manager Trade
  • Eirik Nordheim- REACH Consultant
  • Benedetta Nucci- Environmental Manager - Building & Mobility (on maternity leave)
  • Patrik Ragnarsson- Senior Manager Automotive & Transport Group
  • Djibril René- Manager Sustainability & Economic Data
  • Kelly Roegies- Manager Communications
  • Guido Sabatini- Technical Manager Building Market Group & Standards
  • Sandro Starita- Director Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability
  • Eva Tormo- Manager Environment, Health & Safety
  • David Van Heuverswyn- Director Every Can Counts Europe / Manager Packaging Group
  • Nijole Zaniauskaite- Assistant Recycling, EHS & Sustainability

Pictured: European Aluminium's staff and members at the Autumn Meetings 2019 in Montreux, Switzerland


Aluminium at work