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

HR & Membership

  • Diana Coseano- Office Manager/Personal Assistant to the DG
  • Anka Supej- Trainee Membership & Administration Support


Public Affairs & Communications

  • Mélina Kotsaridis- Officer Public Affairs & Communications
  • Benjamin Leseigneur- Trainee Public Affairs & Communications
  • Emanuele Manigrassi- Manager EU Public Affairs
  • Kelly Roegies- Manager Communications



  • Chiara Deffendi- Coordinator Innovation Hub
  • Konstantinos Kollias- Innovation Project Officer
  • Christian Leroy- Consultant Innovation & LCA


Sustainability, EHS & Recycling

  • George Karkampasis- Manager Circular Economy & Recycling
  • Eirik Nordheim- REACH Consultant
  • Sandro Starita- Director Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability
  • Eva Tormo- Manager Environment, Health & Safety
  • Nijole Zaniauskaite- Assistant Recycling, EHS & Sustainability


Trade & Market Intelligence

  • Bob Lambrechts- Director Statistics, Market Intelligence & Trade
  • Sounia Mourabit- Manager Trade
  • Djibril René- Senior Manager Sustainability & Economic Data


Automotive & Transport

  • Benedetta Nucci- Environmental Manager - Building & Mobility 
  • Patrik Ragnarsson- Senior Manager Automotive & Transport Group


Building & Construction

  • Bernard Gilmont- Director Engineered Products
  • Benedetta Nucci- Environmental Manager - Building & Mobility 
  • Guido Sabatini- Technical Manager Building Market Group & Standards



  • Maarten Labberton- Director Packaging Group
  • David Van Heuverswyn- Director Every Can Counts Europe / Manager Packaging Group
Aluminium at work