During the past five years, Karin has been based in London, UK, working in the sales team as the market analyst for TiO2 feedstock producer TiZir. TiZir produce TiO2 ores at the GCO mine in Senegal and TiO2 slag at TTI’s smelter in Tyssedal, Norway.
Karin brings a wide range of experiences from the mining, metallurgical and chemical industry. She started her career at Sandvik Steel in Sweden before moving to the United States to pursue her doctoral degree. She then worked in research for Rio Tinto Alcan in Canada before moving to France where she joined Air Liquide. In 1999, Karin joined the French mining and metallurgical company Eramet in Paris, France, where she held various positions in technical development before joining TiZir.
This background has given Karin a substantial know-how in the management of process and product development. Karin believes the raw materials industry enters an exciting era with increasing pressure for the industry to achieve sustainable growth in global markets, and she is happy to be able to contribute to the TiO2 Summit.
Karin received her MS degree in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm in 1988, Sweden, and her PhD from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, USA in 1992.