PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Livent Corporation (NYSE: LTHM) announced today the appointment of Dr. Christina Lampe-Önnerud and Pablo Marcet as new members of its Board of Directors.
"We are delighted to welcome Christina and Pablo to the Livent Board," said Pierre Brondeau, chairman of Livent's Board of Directors. "Christina is a highly respected business leader and scientist in the energy storage space, with deep expertise in lithium battery development for electric vehicles, grid storage, portable electronics and industrial applications, as well as climate change and environmental sustainability. Pablo is an accomplished executive with extensive experience operating in Argentina and in the mining industry globally. With their diverse backgrounds, Christina and Pablo will bring highly relevant, complementary perspectives that will strengthen the work of our Board and help advance Livent's position as a leading, global, fully integrated producer of lithium products."
Brief biographies for each of the new Livent Board members are available below.
Dr. Lampe-Önnerud is the founder and CEO of Cadenza Innovation, Inc., which has developed a new generation of safer, higher-energy density, lower-cost batteries. The company's patented "supercell" platform is available for license to global manufacturers. Previously, she served as founder, CEO and international chairman of Boston-Power, where she grew the battery company from a start-up into a global organization backed by more than $360 million in investment, along with technology centers in Boston and Beijing and multiple Asia-based manufacturing locations. She has also held executive positions with Bridgewater Associates and Arthur D. Little.
A member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Dr. Lampe-Önnerud is a two-time World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer winner and chairs the Forum's Global Futures Council on Energy Technologies. An advocate for women entrepreneurs, she is featured among Inc.'s inaugural list of Top 100 Female Founders and is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the New England region.
Mr. Marcet is founder and president of Geo Logic S.A., an Argentina-based provider of consulting and management services to the mining industry. Previously, he served as Exploration and Development director for Orosur Mining, a South American gold mining company primarily operating in Uruguay. He also served as an executive on the company's Board of Directors. Mr. Marcet joined Orosur when it acquired his previous company, Waymar Resources, where he served as president and CEO. Prior to Waymar, Mr. Marcet served as president of two subsidiaries of Northern Orion Resources and oversaw their operations in Argentina. Earlier, Mr. Marcet was country manager for BHP Argentina, responsible for managing project development activities of a joint venture operated by BHP Billiton in Argentina, including field operations, environmental monitoring, government and community relations, human resources, divestment strategies, and legal and tax issues. Over the course of his career, he also held roles of significant responsibility at other large mining and exploration projects for various metals and minerals in South America, Canada, Mexico and Africa.
Mr. Marcet currently serves on the public Boards of Esrey Resources, a company engaged in recovering zinc, lead and other metal by-products from waste materials; and U3O8 Corp., a uranium and battery commodities company. In addition, he serves on the Board of St. George's College, a leading private school in Argentina.
About Livent For more than six decades, Livent has partnered with its customers to safely and sustainably use lithium to power the world. Livent is one of only a small number of companies with the capability, reputation, and know-how to produce high-quality finished lithium compounds that are helping meet the growing demand for lithium. The company has one of the broadest product portfolios in the industry, powering demand for green energy, modern mobility, the mobile economy, and specialized innovations, including light alloys and lubricants. Livent employs approximately 800 people throughout the world and operates manufacturing sites in the United States, England, India, China and Argentina. For more information, visit livent.com.
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