Change in Chairman of the SIM Board

Marc van Sande, Vice President of Umicore and Chairman of the SIM Board of Management since its creation went into retirement on 1 April 2018 and has therefore ended his mandate as Chairman of the SIM Board. 

At the general meeting of 24 April 2018, the Executive Board announced that Karin Vercauteren, Agfa, is taking over the helm from Marc.

Marc has been a crucial leader worth his weight in gold for SIM and his impact can hardly be overestimated. The Board of Directors and SIM staff are very grateful to him for his years of discrete dedication.

Karin Vercauteren is member of the SIM Board since June 2011 and is therefore very familiar with the organisation. She was unanimously elected as the new Chairman by the fellow board members. We wish Karin every success in her new role!

Following the resignation of Marc Van Sande as a board member, Sybold Brouwer, (Umicore) was the only member who put himself up for representative of the industrial members.  At the general meeting the members have appointed Mr. Brouwer as new council member.