Dr Luis Tercero

Head of Business Unit Systemic Risks, Fraunhofer Institute

Dr. TERCERO is head of the Business Unit Systemic Risks and coordinates all work related to materials and raw materials at Fraunhofer ISI in Karlsruhe, Germany. Starting 2009, he has managed or been actively involved in a variety of projects (German, EU, Industry) related to critical raw materials, raw material supply and demand, changing demand through emerging technologies, dynamic modelling of material flows, raw materials policy and resource efficiency. He had a leading role in supporting the Ad-hoc Working Group on Defining Critical Raw Materials (2009–2010 and 2013–2014) in the context of the EU Raw Materials Initiative, and is currently a member of the Operational Groups of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials. He received his formal training as a chemical engineer (B.Sc., M.Sc., Dr.-Ing.) in Nicaragua, the USA and Germany.

Marion Finney

Head Of Customer Scrap Solutions, Aurubis

Marion Finney has studied extra-occupational in the 80s and holds a Bachelor Professional of Management for Industry. She is active in the metals industry since 1977 and with Aurubis, Germany since 1981. She has held different commercial leadership roles since 1989 along the copper value chain from sales of copper and by-metals to the supply of recycling raw materials, she has been focusing on recycling as of 2000, and since 2015 she heads Customer Scrap Solutions in the Products Sales & Marketing/ Commercial division and supports sales teams to realize closed-loop business models in a cross-team mode, from recycling to products and back. In that role, she is dedicated to enhance sustainable solutions.