SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Lepidico Ltd (ASX: LPD) has appointed Mr Hans Daniels as General Manager Operations UAE. Hans brings a great breadth and depth of experience from his plus 30 years working in the chemicals industry, much of it in the UAE, from where he has established and developed new chemicals businesses.
As GM Operations for the region, Hans will lead the implementation and operation of Lepidico’s Phase 1 chemicals process facility within the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), which employs the Company’s proprietary process technologies.
Hans Daniels has spent the last 13 years of his career in General Manager roles in the UAE, the most recent 10 years of which with the Songwon group of companies, the South Korean chemical conglomerate.
In 2013, Hans set up the Songwon-Polysys JV in Abu Dhabi and lead the construction and subsequent operation of its first chemical manufacturing facility in the region. From 2018, Hans become the Global Manager for Songwon International’s Physical Forms Manufacturing Division, where, from his KIZAD manufacturing base he successfully led projects in Asia, Europe the Middle East and the USA, and has responsibility for manufacturing excellence across the group.
Prior to Songwon, Hans had an exemplary 17 year career with Cabot Corporation, spanning the UAE and, Europe. He holds a Chemical Engineering degree from Haagsche Hogeschool, The Netherlands. Hans will join Lepidico in July 2022 and continue to be based in the UAE.
Managing Director Joe Walsh said, “Lepidico looks forward to welcoming Hans to the executive management team this July. Hans’s clear dedication to sustainable development and operational excellence, coupled with his wealth of experience in the region and more specifically at KIZAD, is precisely what will be required for the successful implementation of Lepidico’s Phase 1 operations within the UAE. Looking further into the future Hans has an impressive track record of finding creative solutions to realise sustainable operational efficiencies at his manufacturing facilities and leveraging the exceptional infrastructure within Abu Dhabi.”
Lepidico is an innovative developer of sustainable lithium hydroxide and other critical minerals, and the global leader in lithium mica processing.