Christophe studied chemistry at the University of Sciences of Bordeaux (France) and started 20 years ago to work in the chemical industry, at a time many of the industry leaders, including Umicore, were named differently. After occupying various sales, marketing and business development positions in France and Germany, he assumed in 2012 the position of Global Segment Leader, responsible for developing and implementing the appropriate marketing, sales and innovation strategy to establish Umicore as a leading supplier of catalysts to the life science industry. He took over in 2014 the responsibility of Director of Strategic Marketing, leading the team responsible for strengthening the image and the position of Umicore in a selection of the industries it serves. After living various rebranding periods, he has the opportunity to contribute in his current function to Umicore’s ongoing rebranding. Christophe’s fields of expertise and interest span from branding, marketing and communication, to bringing new technologies to market, through customer excellence and customer centricity.