IAP – Industry Advisory Panel

The Industry Advisory Panel consists of about twenty senior experts from the lead and zinc industry of member countries and provides to the Study Group a body for advice and consultation. It also enables industry to comment on ILZSG’s statistical reports and economic and environmental studies.


  • Mr. Michael Schwartz, Director, Market Research, Teck Resources Ltd (Chairperson)
  • Mr. Takashi Abe, General Manager, Raw Materials Dept., Mitsui Mining & Smelting (Japan)
  • Mr. Giancarlo Urbani, President, AIRPB (Italy)
  • Mr. Andrew Bush, Managing Director, International Lead Association
  • Mr. Xuejun Wang, General Manager, Lead and Zinc Dept., China Minmetals Nonferrous Metals Co. (China)
  • Mr. Martin Kopf, Vice President, European General Galvanisers Association (EGGA)
  • Mr. Andrew Green, Executive Director, International Zinc Association
  • Mr. Nils Linneberg, Marketing Manager Lead/Zinc Concentrates, Base Metals, South32 (Australia)
  • Mr. Patrick Ammerlaan, Director Sales and Raw Materials Purchasing, Boliden (Sweden)
  • Mr. Aaron Mohle, Vice President, Interstate Batteries Recycling (United States)
  • Mr. Roger Miksad, Executive Vice-President and General Counsel, Battery Council International (BCI)
  • Mr. Sergey Vernigora, Director, UMMC (Russian Federation)
  • Mr. Rumen Tsonev, Chief Executive Officer, KCM 2000 Group (Bulgaria)
  • Mr. Janne Palosaari, Chief Commercial Officer, Terrafame (Finland)
  • Mr. Sander de Leeuw, Raw Materials Director, Berzelius Metall (Germany)
  • Mr. Shri Sunnil Duggal, Group Chief Executive Officer, Vedanta (India)
  • Ms. Cinzia Vezzosi, President, European Recycling Industries Confederation (EuRIC)
  • Mr. Ron Smedts, Base Metals Consultant, JGI Hydromet (Belgium