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  • Ernst Hoogenes, Chief Technical Officer

    Born in the Dutch city of Haarlem, Ernst studied mechanical engineering at Delft University of Technology. In 1987, he started his professional career as Assistant Production manager in the Oxygen Steelplant of the Dutch steel company Hoogovens, which is now Tata Steel.

    From 1987 until 2000, he fulfilled multiple management functions including information management, logistics, projects, and management of multiple plants. From 2006 to 2010 he was the Director Manufacturing of Corus Packaging Plus. From 2010 to 2012 he was the Director Manufacturing Rolling and Coating for Tata Steel in IJmuiden. From 2012 to 2014 he was the Managing Director of Tata Plating; Hille & Müller GmbH in Düsseldorf, Germany and Thomas Steel Strip Corporation in Ohio, USA. In 2014 he was appointed and still retains the role of Director Business Excellence. From 2016 to 2018 he was the Director for R&D Europe.

    Ernst has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Hoogovens Pension Fund from 2008 to 2017 and is a member of various other Supervisory Boards.

    Ernst is married and has two sons who both study medicine. He has a passion for playing golf, wine, good books and good company.