Why did you join Altilium?
After completing a BA Business Management degree and in the middle of my Sustainable Management MSc, I came across Altilium. Sustainability has always been a priority in my studies, so it made sense to aim for a career in an organisation that felt the same way. Altilium struck me as a company to watch out for, they were doing something new, and I didn’t want to miss out!
How do you explain what you do to other people?
My go-to answer usually consists of; recycling critical metals and minerals from end-of-life EV batteries, allowing them to be used again in new EV batteries – truly focusing on the circular economy of these minerals by using a cradle-to-cradle approach.
What’s the most challenging aspect of your role?
The fast-paced nature of working in a new and expanding industry as part of a start-up company. Christian often says that 1 calendar year is equal to 5 years in this industry, and it genuinely feels true. It pushes you to live in the unknown and feel comfortable with that.
What makes you positive about the future?
This job has introduced me to so many ambitious and likeminded people that, despite the seemingly constant negativity surrounding the state of the environment and climate change, it now almost feels impossible not to be positive with such powerhouses of people behind the cause.
How do you charge your battery?
I wish it was something more exciting but a good book or documentary and a cup of tea and I’m happy!