About us

European Aluminium, founded in 1981 and based in Brussels, is the voice of the aluminium industry in Europe. We actively engage with decision makers and the wider stakeholder community to promote the outstanding properties of aluminium, secure growth and optimise our metal’s contribution to meeting Europe’s sustainability challenges.

Pictured: European Aluminium staff and members during the membership meetings in October 2018.


About us

Through environmental and technical expertise, economic and statistical analysis, scientific research, education and sharing of best practices, public affairs and communication activities, European Aluminium promotes the use of aluminium as a material with permanent properties that is part of the solution to achieving sustainable goals, while maintaining and improving the image of the industry, of the material and of its applications among their stakeholders.

Our 80+ members include primary aluminium producers; downstream manufacturers of extruded, rolled and cast aluminium; producers of recycled aluminium and national aluminium associations are representing more than 600 plants in 30 European countries. Aluminium products are used in a wide range of markets, including automotive, transport, high-tech engineering, building, construction and packaging.

Our Team

Did you know our team has 23 staff members from 13 different countries? To view the full profiles of our team members please click here.

Gerd Götz- Director General

Diana CoseanoOffice Manager/Personal Assistant to the DG

Chiara Deffendi - Trainee Membership Management & Administration

Magdalena Garczyńska- Director Recycling

Bernard Gilmont- Director Engineered Products

Mélina Kotsaridis- Junior Officer Public Affairs & Communications / Events

Maarten Labberton- Director Packaging Group

Bob Lambrechts- Director Statistics, Market Intelligence & Trade

Coline Lavorel- Director Public Affairs & Communications

Christian Leroy- Consultant Innovation & LCA

Sofia Michalopoulou- Assistant Statistics & Economics / Building & Transport

Sounia Mourabit- Manager Trade

Eirik Nordheim- REACH Consultant

Benedetta Nucci- Environmental Manager - Building & Mobility

Patrik Ragnarsson- Senior Manager Automotive & Transport Group

Djibril René- Senior Manager Sustainability & Economic Data

Kelly Roegies- Manager Communications

Guido Sabatini- Technical Manager Building Market Group & Standards

Sandro Starita- Director Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability

Eva Tormo- Manager Environment, Health & Safety

David Van Heuverswyn- Coordinator Packaging Group

Nijole Zaniauskaite- Assistant Recycling, EHS & Sustainability

Aluminium at work