Executive Committee Policy

The Executive Committee will be made up of the Chairman, the two Vice-Chairmen and the Secretary General. The past Chairman may also be invited, but not required, to serve on the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee will meet from time to time, as is necessary, to discuss and take action on matters of particular importance and urgency. The Executive Committee will also be charged with proposing a list of candidates for office to the General Assembly.

IMnI CHAIRMAN

Patrick Sacco

IMnI Chairman and Managing Director / Assore International Holdings

Patrick joined the Assore group in 2002 after his Master’s Degree at the University of Colorado (USA).
He was appointed a Director of Ore & Metal, the selling and Marketing agent for all of Assmang’s products, in 2007, and is currently its Chairman as well as the Group Marketing Director for Assore Limited. In addition, from 1st January 2019, Patrick was appointed as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Assore Limited. Patrick was appointed as a director of Assmang in 2008 and Assore in 2016, and is on the board of Orsteel Proprietary Limited, the ultimate holding company of Assore. In 2016 Patrick was appointed as the Chairman of Cato Ridge Alloys Ltd, a 50% owned subsidiary of
Assmang Ltd, producing Medium Carbon Ferro Manganese. On 1st July 2020, Patrick was appointed as the Managing Director of Assore International Holdings, based in Winchester, United Kingdom. From January 2021 Patrick was appointed as the Chairman of MARA the REACH Manganese Consortium and has been Vice Chairman if the International Manganese Institute since July 2018.

ASSORE IS REPRESENTED IN THESE COMMITTEES
Supervisory Board
HSE

PATRICK SACCO

Assore

Patrick joined the Assore group in 2002 after his Master’s Degree at the University of Colorado (USA).

He was appointed a Director of Ore & Metal, the selling and Marketing agent for all of Assmang’s products, in 2007, and is currently its Chairman as well as the Group Marketing Director for Assore Limited. In addition, from 1st January 2019, Patrick was appointed as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Assore Limited. Patrick was appointed as a director of Assmang in 2008 and Assore in 2016, and is on the board of Orsteel Proprietary Limited, the ultimate holding  company of Assore. In 2016 Patrick was appointed as the Chairman of Cato Ridge Alloys Ltd, a 50% owned subsidiary of

Assmang Ltd, producing Medium Carbon Ferro Manganese. On 1st July 2020, Patrick was appointed as the Managing Director of Assore International Holdings, based in Winchester, United Kingdom. From January 2021 Patrick was appointed as the Chairman of MARA the REACH Manganese Consortium and has been Vice Chairman if the International Manganese Institute since July 2018.

Board Members

Paul Desportes

IMnI Vice-Chairman & Senior Vice-President Commercial / Eramet

Paul has a combined 30 years experience working at Eramet in the sales and marketing of raw materials for the steel industry. For the past 4 years, he has been in charge of the Commercial Department of the Mining & Metals Division covering all manganese, nickel and mineral sands products.

Branislav Klocok

IMnI Vice-Chairman and Managing Director / OFZ, a.s.

Branislav started to work for the Mn industry in 1999, when he first time joined OFZ. He worked his way through the marketing organization of the company and in 2006 he has joined Vale's Mn division. While in OFZ, he represented the company in several associations including IMnI.

In Vale, Branislav was responsible for global sales of Mn (more than two millions tons of Mn ore and half a million tons of Mn alloys) and also represented the company in IMnI as the chairman of the statistic's committees, member of M&C committee and also in the board of the association. In October 2012, Branislav rejoined OFZ as its Managing Director and is responsible for the strategy of the company. He also represents OFZ in IMnI.

Sergio Romero

IMnI Treasurer and Managing Director / Autlán EMD

Sergio Romero is Autlán EMD Managing Director. Based in Spain, he joined Cegasa in 2001 after his Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering at Mondragon Unibertsitatea. Sergio held a number of different positions within Cegasa in its different businesses: Zinc Air Alkaline batteries, Lithium batteries, EMD and Cogeneration plant. He is Energía Portátil Cogeneración Chairman since 2019, a Joint Venture with Iberdrola. In 2020, Cegasa’s EMD business was acquired by Autlán, were Sergio has followed heading the EMD business.

Aloys d’Harambure

Executive Director / IMnI

Aloys d’Harambure joined the IMnI in December 2014. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (BBA), with a major in Information Technologies Management and a Master’s of Science in Administration (M.Sc.), majoring in Business Intelligence from l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), Montreal’s prestigious business school. Prior to joining the IMnI, he was the Business Analyst at the International Chromium Development Agency (ICDA).