Overview:

The High purity Manganese Committee is the platform dedicated to:

  • Promoting the use of Manganese in batteries, including but not limited to batteries used in electric vehicles (EVs),
  • Collecting information about Manganese compounds used in batteries,
  • Cooperating with batteries producers, carmakers and with government departments and research institutes on topics including Manganese used in batteries.

Policy:

The High purity Manganese Committee shall be responsible for the organization and guidance of IMnI’s activities relating to Manganese used in batteries.

Committee Chairman

JEAN-THIBAULT DE BESOMBES

JEAN-THIBAULT DE BESOMBES

Vibrantz Technologies

Jean-Thibault de Besombes serves as Senior Director, Strategy & Product Management for the Advanced Materials division of Vibrantz, a specialty chemicals and materials solutions company and leading producer of manganese-based battery materials. He has over 10 years of experience in the manganese chemicals industry through various commercial and strategy leadership positions in Erachem Comilog and then Prince International Corporation which is now Vibrantz. Prior to that, he worked as a strategy consultant. Jean-Thibault holds two Master of Science degrees from Ecole Polytechnique (France) and California Institute of Technology (USA).

Committee Members

Andrew Zemek

ANDREW ZEMEK (VICE-CHAIRMAN)

CPM Group

Gautam Kumar

GAUTAM KUMAR

Asia Minerals Ltd.

Eduardo Isla

EDUARDO ISLA

Autlan

James Fraser

JAMES FRASER

Euro Manganese Inc.

Justin Brown

JUSTIN BROWN

Element 25 Ltd.

Antoine Delavenne

ANTOINE DELAVENNE

Eramet SA

Pedro Loureiro

PEDRO LOUREIRO LEMA

Ferroglobe

Peter Allen

PETER ALLEN

Firebird Metals Limited

Danny Keating

DANNY KEATING

Giyani Metals Corp.

MADELEIN TODD

Manganese Metal Company (MMC)

Martin Kepman

MARTIN KEPMAN

Manganese X Energy Corp.

Mike Kitney

MIKE KITNEY

Mn Energy Ltd.

Adrian Low

ADRIAN LOW

OM Holdings Ltd.

Stuart McArthur

STUART McARTHUR

Sherwood EMM

Michael Li

MICHAEL LI

South Manganese Group Limited

Li Wiejian

LI WEIJIAN

South Manganese Group Ltd.

HIROMU OTSUKA

Tosoh Corporation

Aloys d'Harambure

ALOYS D'HARAMBURE

IMnI Executive Director

EVA YANG

IMnI China Representative