Dr. Christian Hagelüken
Director EU Government Affairs
Christian Hagelüken is director of Government Affairs at Umicore. From 2003-2011 he was head of Business Development in Umicore’s Precious Metals Refining unit. Before, he held various management positions in the precious metals department of Degussa AG. He represents Umicore in policy initiatives, associations, expert groups and scientific panels, among others the UNEP Resource Panel, the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials, and the German Acatech working group on resources for energy applications. Christian has contributed to numerous books, scientific journals and conferences with a focus on (precious) metals recycling, sustainable metals management and circular economy. He also holds university degrees in mining engineering and industrial engineering from RWTH Aachen, Germany, where he also received his Ph.D. in 1991.