About us

European Aluminium, founded in 1981 and based in Brussels, is the voice of the aluminium value chain in Europe. 


About us

We actively engage with decision makers and the wider stakeholder community to promote aluminium’s strategic role, secure growth, and stress our metal's contribution to meeting Europe’s sustainability challenges. We do this through environmental and technical expertise, economic and statistical analysis, scientific research, sharing of best practices, and public affairs and communication activities.

Our 95+ members include alumina refiners and primary aluminium producers; downstream manufacturers of extruded, rolled and cast aluminium; aluminium recyclers and national aluminium associations, representing together more than 600 plants and 1 million (direct and indirect) jobs in 30 European countries. Aluminium products are used in a wide range of markets, including mobility, aerospace, transport, clean-tech, building and construction as well as packaging and consumer goods.

Please find below a list of European Aluminium's staff. For more information, please visit the team section on our website.

Paul Voss- Director General

HR & Membership

  • Diana Coseano- Office Manager/Personal Assistant to the DG
  • Lorenzo Manca- Membership Trainee

Public Affairs & Communications

  • Pia Alina Lange- Director Public Affairs & Communications
  • Emanuele Manigrassi- Manager EU Public Affairs
  • Kelly Roegies- Manager Communications
  • Mélina Kotsaridis- Officer Public Affairs & Communications
  • Francesca Di Bernardo- Trainee Public Affairs & Communications
  • Léa Margot Malfrait- Trainee Public Affairs & Communications 



  • Christian Leroy- Head of Innovation Hub
  • Chiara Deffendi- Coordinator Innovation Hub
  • Francesca Cavezza- Innovation Project Manager
  • Konstantinos Kollias- Innovation Project Officer

Sustainability, EHS & Recycling

  • Sandro Starita- Director Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability
  • George Karkampasis- Manager Circular Economy & Recycling
  • Eva Tormo- Manager Environment, Health & Safety
  • Nijole Zaniauskaite- Assistant Recycling, EHS & Sustainability

Trade & Market Intelligence

  • Bob Lambrechts- Director Statistics, Market Intelligence & Trade
  • Djibril René- Senior Manager Sustainability & Economic Data
  • Sounia Mourabit- Manager Trade
  • Pedro Nogueira- Data Analyst

Automotive & Transport

  • Benedetta Nucci- Environmental Manager - Mobility
  • Patrik Ragnarsson- Head of Mobility

Building & Construction

  • Bernard Gilmont- Director Engineered Products
  • Guido Sabatini- Technical Manager Building Market Group & Standards
  • Dries van Hout- Environmental Manager, Building


  • Maarten Labberton- Director Packaging Group
  • David Van Heuverswyn- Director Every Can Counts Europe / Manager Packaging Group
Aluminium at work