News Posted on 24/10/2019

New milestone: Batteries Europe elected its 1st Governing Board

Batteries Europe was established by the European Commission in 2019 and is the research and innovation platform of the European Battery Alliance (EBA), gathering public and private stakeholders along the whole value chain of battery production.

On October 22, 2019, the general assembly elected Batteries Europe’s first Governing Board – see below – thereby putting in place a strategic decision-making body composed of high-level representatives along the whole value chain.

Elected Governing Board Members 2019/2020

Chair Michael Lippert, SAFT (France)
Vice-Chair Paolo Cerruti, Northvolt (Sweden)
Vice-Chair Tobias Lösche-ter Horst, Volkswagen (Germany)
Future and emerging technologies Rosa Palacin Peiro, CSIC (Spain)
Raw materials and recycling Jarkko Hakkarainen, Outotec (Finland)
Advanced materials Kurt Vandeputte, Umicore (Belgium)
Cell design and manufacturing Stefano Saguatti, Manz Italy SRL (Italy)
Mobile applications Matthias Brendel, AVL List GmBH (Austria)
Stationary applications Etienne Brière, EDF (France)


Battery technology is indispensable for the success of the clean energy transition and e-mobility, and a key element of the EU’s long-term decarbonisation strategy to become climate-neutral by 2050.

More information can be found on Batteries Europe.