Jan Tytgat obtained a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Leuven (Belgium). He joined Umicore in 1987 and has assumed several managerial positions (laboratories, purchasing and battery recycling) before joining Umicore’s Government Affairs department in 2012. In his current position as director Government Affairs EU-Benelux, he is in charge of the relation with public authorities on sustainable mobility, energy, trade and recycling. He is Member of the Board of Recharge (the European Association for Advanced Rechargeable and Lithium Batteries) and of EBRA (the European Battery Recycling Association).