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

Esteban Rivero

IMnI Chairman and Corporate Vice President / Autlan

Esteban Rivero has been involved in the manganese industry for more than 10 years. He joined Mexican-based Autlan in 2003 and has been a Board Member ever since. Esteban has held a number of different positions within Autlan. Today, he is the Corporate Vice President of the company and is in charge of the Finance, Sales, IT, Energy and Strategic Planning departments.

He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a computer science undergraduate degree from the Monterrey Tech.

AUTLAN IS REPRESENTED IN THESE COMMITTEES
Supervisory Board
Statistics
HSE

ESTEBAN RIVERO

Autlán

Esteban Rivero has been involved in the manganese industry for more than 10 years. He joined Mexican-based Autlan in 2003 and has been a Board Member ever since. Esteban has held a number of different positions within Autlan. Today, he is the Corporate Vice President of the company and is in charge of the Finance, Sales, IT, Energy and Strategic Planning departments.

Board Members

Patrick Sacco

IMnI Vice-Chairman & Deputy CEO and Group Marketing Director of Assore / Ore & Metal Company

Patrick joined the Assore group in 2002 after his Masters Degree at the University of Colorado (USA). He was appointed a Director of Ore & Metal, the Selling and Marketing Agent for all Assmang's products, in 2007, and is currently its Chairman as well as the Group Marketing Director for Assore Ltd. 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 Oresteel Proprietary Limited, the ultimate holding company of Assore.

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.

Ken Bagady

IMnI Treasurer and VP Manganese Alloys Sales / Eramet Comilog Manganese

Ken Bagady is the Vice President Manganese Alloys Sales at Eramet, the French multinational Mining and Metallurgy Company. Ken joined Eramet in June 2003, to work as Market Research Analyst for both Nickel and Manganese activities in North America. He moved to the headquarters in Paris in 2005 as Nickel Export Sales Manager, and then in 2010 took the head of the Group’s subsidiary in Brazil. From the end of 2014 through the middle of 2019, Ken has been heading the subsidiary of Eramet’s High Performance Alloys Division in the USA, having the responsibility over both a processing plant in NJ and a distribution center in IL.
Ken graduated from the MBA of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, USA as well from ICN Business School in Nancy, France.

ERAMET COMILOG MANGANESE IS REPRESENTED IN THESE COMMITTEES

  • Superboard
  • Statistics
  • HSE
  • Regulatory Affairs

LI Weijian

Vice Chairman & CEO / CITIC Dameng Mining Industries

Patrick Sacco

IMnI Vice-Chairman & Deputy CEO and Group Marketing Director of Assore / Ore & Metal Company

Patrick joined the Assore group in 2002 after his Masters Degree at the University of Colorado (USA). He was appointed a Director of Ore & Metal, the Selling and Marketing Agent for all Assmang's products, in 2007, and is currently its Chairman as well as the Group Marketing Director for Assore Ltd. 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 Oresteel Proprietary Limited, the ultimate holding company of Assore.

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.

Ken Bagady

IMnI Treasurer and VP Manganese Alloys Sales / Eramet Comilog Manganese

Ken Bagady is the Vice President Manganese Alloys Sales at Eramet, the French multinational Mining and Metallurgy Company. Ken joined Eramet in June 2003, to work as Market Research Analyst for both Nickel and Manganese activities in North America. He moved to the headquarters in Paris in 2005 as Nickel Export Sales Manager, and then in 2010 took the head of the Group’s subsidiary in Brazil. From the end of 2014 through the middle of 2019, Ken has been heading the subsidiary of Eramet’s High Performance Alloys Division in the USA, having the responsibility over both a processing plant in NJ and a distribution center in IL.
Ken graduated from the MBA of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, USA as well from ICN Business School in Nancy, France.

ERAMET COMILOG MANGANESE IS REPRESENTED IN THESE COMMITTEES

  • Superboard
  • Statistics
  • HSE
  • Regulatory Affairs

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).

Patrick Sacco

IMnI Vice-Chairman & Deputy CEO and Group Marketing Director of Assore / Ore & Metal Company

Patrick joined the Assore group in 2002 after his Masters Degree at the University of Colorado (USA). He was appointed a Director of Ore & Metal, the Selling and Marketing Agent for all Assmang's products, in 2007, and is currently its Chairman as well as the Group Marketing Director for Assore Ltd. 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 Oresteel Proprietary Limited, the ultimate holding company of Assore.

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.

Ken Bagady

IMnI Treasurer and VP Manganese Alloys Sales / Eramet Comilog Manganese

Ken Bagady is the Vice President Manganese Alloys Sales at Eramet, the French multinational Mining and Metallurgy Company. Ken joined Eramet in June 2003, to work as Market Research Analyst for both Nickel and Manganese activities in North America. He moved to the headquarters in Paris in 2005 as Nickel Export Sales Manager, and then in 2010 took the head of the Group’s subsidiary in Brazil. From the end of 2014 through the middle of 2019, Ken has been heading the subsidiary of Eramet’s High Performance Alloys Division in the USA, having the responsibility over both a processing plant in NJ and a distribution center in IL.
Ken graduated from the MBA of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, USA as well from ICN Business School in Nancy, France.

ERAMET COMILOG MANGANESE IS REPRESENTED IN THESE COMMITTEES

  • Superboard
  • Statistics
  • HSE
  • Regulatory Affairs

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).