Our team

 Meet the CEMBUREAU team!

CHIEF EXECUTIVE
chief.executive[at]CEMBUREAU.eu
Koen COPPENHOLLE
Chief Executive
Koen COPPENHOLLE
Chief Executive

A passion for European law and international politics has driven my career, starting with a strong focus on EU institutional law as a research and teaching assistant at the “Katholieke Universiteit Leuven”.  My year abroad for a Master of Laws at Harvard Law School allowed me to study US federalism as a possible blueprint for the further development of the European Union. The three year stint at the European Court of Justice in the cabinet of Judge P.J.G. Kapteyn allowed me to deal with a wide array of cases in all areas of EU law, a perfect preparation for my career as an attorney with Linklaters De Bandt where the focus was also on EU competition law and state aid.  As from 2000, I entered the area of government relations where I gained experience on “EU law in the making”, first with General Electric and then for ArcelorMittal. As an energy-intensive industry, the steel industry’s challenges and opportunities are similar to those of the cement industry. So, CEMBUREAU was an obvious next step which allowed me to add management skills to my legal and policy expertise.

Marie-Hélène TROGER
Personal Assistant & HR Manager
Noureddine CHAFKI
Logistics, Real Estate & Finance Manager
Latifa BEN YAMOUN
IT Assistant
INDUSTRIAL POLICY DEPARTMENT
industrial_policy[at]CEMBUREAU.eu
Jim RUSHWORTH
Industrial Policy Director
Jim RUSHWORTH
Industrial Policy Director

Jim has an honors degree in minerals processing (Birmingham University) and a Master of Business Administration (Warwick Business School).

He started his career in the gold mining industry in South Africa in 1981 and has over 36 years experience in the cement, lime and aggregates industries in both technical and operational roles.   Past roles have included Global Head Corporate Citizenship for LafargeHolcim, Global VP SD&PA in Lafarge, Head of Sustainability in UK, Head of Emissions Trading and leading the waste fuels program in UK for Lafarge.  Internationally he co-chaired taskforces for WBCSD-CSI, CEMBUREAU (EU Cement Association) and UEPG (EU Aggs Association).  In UK he was also on the board of BCSD-UK and Emissions Trading Group (ETG) and chairman of working groups for MPA (Minerals Products Association) and ETG.   He has been selected by the UK Government to represented EU extractive industry and UK industry on several occasions and represented LH at the UN Global Leaders assembly in New York.


Vagner MARINGOLO
Sustainable Construction Manager
Vagner MARINGOLO
Sustainable Construction Manager

I had a first glimpse of what my career would finally be like very early as an intern Geology student in the Brazilian Cement Association (“ABCP”) when I was only 19. I hold a Bachelor, MSc and PhD degrees from the Institute of Geosciences of the University of São Paulo, and a Bachelor degree in Italian from the Faculty of Philosophy, Human Sciences and Letters of the same university. Years after the internship I returned to ABCP as a Geologist and worked there until the career jump opportunity showed up to join CEMBUREAU team: a move towards new goals and broader horizons!

 

A Brazilian national with Italian roots, now a Belgian citizen as well, Vagner enjoys Brussels’ international environment.

Nikos NIKOLAKAKOS
Environment & Resources Manager
Nikos NIKOLAKAKOS
Environment & Resources Manager

I have started working in 2002, as a chemical engineer in Halyps Cement - former Italcementi Group, now the Heidelberg Group in Athens.

During my 10+ years carrier in the cement industry, working at a cement plant, I have been in charge of the quality assurance, production control and environmental management departments.

I joined the CEMBUREAU team in October 2017, where I can use my expertise gathered working for the cement sector at European level.

In my spare time, I enjoy doing sports and I also have a passion for fine arts.

Stella KIRABO
Climate & Energy Manager
Miette DECHELLE
Health & Safety Manager
Cathy ROELAND
Personal Assistant to Industrial Policy Director
Sylvianne LIESEN
Assistant
COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
communications[at]CEMBUREAU.eu
Emmanuel BRUTIN
Public Affairs Director
Jean-Baptiste GOMES DE ALMEIDA MORAIS
Senior Public Affairs Manager
Jean-Baptiste GOMES DE ALMEIDA MORAIS
Senior Public Affairs Manager

I joined CEMBUREAU in March 2008 and provide our members and the Secretariat monitoring and research services.

I previously worked two years at the Secretariat General of the European Commission as an Editor. I hold a Master of European Law from the Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales et Communautaires of the Aix Marseille III University, a Master of European Law from the Institute of European Studies of the Catholic University of Louvain and a Bachelor in Public Law from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques d’Aix-en-Provence.

In addition to English, I speak French and Portuguese and I have a good command of Dutch, having lived in Leuven for almost ten years.

When I am not working, I like to go out running. Hiking is also regularly on the agenda and on the weekends. I take great pleasure in organizing and cooking diners for friends & family. In the time which is left, you will find me reading a (crime) novel.

Joseph MEADEN
Junior Communications Manager
Joseph MEADEN
Junior Communications Manager

Joseph is an experienced EU communications specialist, having moved to Brussels in 2017, firstly working in the press office of the UK Conservatives in the European Parliament, then assistant to a UK MEP, and latterly overseeing the communications of another leading European association.

He started his career in London, working in public relations and government relations consultancies, and read political science at the University of Glasgow.

Originally from Brighton in the south coast of England, Joseph is a keen traveller and takes an interest in photography, cultural activities, cycling, and swimming.

Patricia MOREAUX
Graphic Design Manager
ENERGY, ECONOMIC STUDIES & STATISTICS
statistics[at]CEMBUREAU.eu
Frank O. BRANNVOLL
Energy Consultant
Frank O. BRANNVOLL
Energy Consultant

Frank Brannvoll has worked within the energy, industrial and financial trading sectors since 1982.

In June  2016 , Frank joined CEMBUREAU – Cimeurope  in order to head the energy related projects CEMREVIEW and later CEMPROSPECTS, as well as  follow the economic developments related to CEMBUREAU and the sector.
Cemreview focusing and forecasting the developments in the energy markets related primarily to the cement sector, as well as representing the views on international conferences.
Cemprospect is the annual conference held by Cimeurope for primarily the cement sector and market participants focusing on energy and freight markets relevant to the sector.

  • Frank began his career as FX trader in 1982, and later joined Citi Bank, and
  • From 1992  as Treasurer within the industrial group FLS Industries (covering exposures for the sale of cement plants and spare parts for Kilns  within the Cement industry
  • In 1997 moved from Denmark to Belgium, to work with the pulp and paper giant StoraEnso, where he establish and headed Commodity and Energy Risk Management worldwide, exposed to Power , Oil, Coal, Gas , Carbon and was part of establishing markets for pulp and paper products , as well as the Recycled paper market
    • In StoraEnso Frank was part of the groups worldwide energy purchasing and hedging Group, and was part of establishing the global purchasing and hedging strategy.
  • 2005 he joined Point Carbon as MD to set up a Belgium subsidiary, following the establishment of the European Emission Trading market .EU-ETS.
  • In 2007 He joined Electrabel –later GDFSuez – now ENGIE establishing and managing the trading desks within : Oil ,Power trading, the Environmental & FX trading desk.
    • Frank was a Board member of the Romanian, Bulgarian and Greek trading companies within GDFSuez and member of Group hedging committees power plants being part of the physical purchasing and hedging decisions.
  • From 2012- 2014 worked as MD on establishing a Trading Project in Switzerland for Danske Commodities, before returning back to Belgium
  • 2014 Frank established his own company Brannvoll Bvba focusing on advisory services within trading, risk management, and had projects for oil, gas, power companies as well as setting up power exchange in Croatia. The company is currently not active.

His educational background is from Copenhagen Business school (CBS) and participation in executive management programs, investment and trading experiences from several projects and entrepreneurial set-ups within international Groups, finally he has been chairing several international energy conferences during the last 12 years.

In his spare time, he enjoys long distance running and walking. Once a year he participates in the 'Dodentocht Belgium 100 km walk'. 

For more details about his professional career, click on his Linked in profile.  

 

Koen VAN DE PUT
Economic Studies and Statistics Manager