Chief Executive, European Copper Institute

Bernard Respaut

Based in Europe

Bernard Respaut leads the International Copper Association’s (ICA) European branch, better known as the European Copper Institute (ECI), and ICA’s Clean Energy Transition Program. As ECI’s Chief Executive, Bernard leads ICA’s European operations and guides an engaged and motivated team, which serves as the lead advocate for the copper industry in the EU. Bernard’s favorite project is his leadership of the Global Copper Decarbonization Roadmap, a landmark project that aims to develop pathways for copper-industrywide decarbonization. Passionate about the green transition, one of the most interesting parts of his job is piloting the European team through the challenges and opportunities presented by the European Green Deal.  

Holding an Engineering degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Louvain and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Bernard contributes his wide international management experience to the further development of both ECI and ICA. 

Copper has been around for more than 5000 years, but it still has a positive future through its strong contributions to a climate-neutral, more responsible economy.” 

Latest Resources from Bernard Respaut

COP26 Reinforces the European Green Deal

Article|Green Deal
Bernard Respaut

The UN conference COP26 called for urgent, accelerated climate action, making the European Green Deal more relevant than ever.

La industria europea del cobre lidera la solución de los retos medioambientales

Article|Responsible production
Bernard Respaut

Combating climate change and reaching a circular economy are essential for a more sustainable economy for the future. The copper industry takes this challenge seriously and is a frontrunner in…

El cubo de la economía circular: un modelo para la sostenibilidad de la UE

Bernard Respaut

European Sustainable Energy Week is the annual flagship event for all things energy efficiency and renewables-related at the European level. During the week many policy professionals gather in Brussels, across…

La ICA cuenta con un equipo comprometido de defensores globales, científicos y expertos en el mercado que asesoran a los responsables políticos y a la cadena de valor sobre cuestiones clave para la industria del cobre.