Bart Sap named CEO of Umicore

May 29, 2024

Umicore has announced the appointment of Bart Sap as Chief Executive Officer (Courtesy Umicore)
Umicore has announced the appointment of Bart Sap as Chief Executive Officer (Courtesy Umicore)

Umicore, Brussels, Belgium, has announced the appointment of Bart Sap as Chief Executive Officer, effective May 16, 2024. Sap will succeed Mathias Miedreich who has decided to step down, in mutual agreement with the supervisory board.

“With Bart, we have a new CEO with deep experience of Umicore’s different businesses and with a track record of success. In recent years he steered the Catalysis Business Group to record results and returns on capital employed combined with a remarkable cash flow generation, and this in a challenging market context. As a leader, he has fostered an inclusive culture and with particular attention to safety performance. The Supervisory Board is confident he is the right leader for Umicore in the next phase of its development,” Thomas Leysen, chair of the supervisory board, shared.

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Sap was appointed Executive Vice-President Catalysis on March 1, 2021. He joined Umicore in 2004 as controller for Cobalt & Specialty Materials. After successive assignments in Korea and Belgium covering finance, supply and refining of battery raw materials, business development and operations, he became Senior Vice President for Cobalt & Specialty Materials and Supply at the beginning of 2020.

It was added that Miedreich will remain available for advice to Umicore during the next several months.

“Mathias has been a forceful and energetic leader dedicated to the development and growth of Umicore. He led Umicore through challenging times, marked by the pandemic and by great geo-political and macro-economic volatility. With his deep industry knowledge, he brought many valuable insights to Umicore. I would like to thank Mathias on behalf of the Supervisory Board for his contribution to Umicore and wish him every success in the future,” Leysen added.

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