Mr. van Put joined Sibelco in 2014 and was appointed to the Executive Committee in 2015 as CEO of Sibelco Europe. Between 2016 and 2019, Mr. van Put served as Sibelco’s Chief Commercial Officer before taking up his current responsibilities in 2020. Prior to joining Sibelco, Mr. van Put was a member of the Executive Board of materials company H.C.Starck with specific responsibility for Advanced Materials and Ceramic Powders. He started his career at Umicore in 1991, serving first in Research & Development and then in various operational leadership positions until 2008. Mr. van Put has a Ph.D in Applied Sciences and a Master’s in Mining Engineering from Delft University of Technology.