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Urenco announces Dr Thomas Haeberle as new CEO

01 December 2015

Urenco, an international supplier of uranium enrichment services, today announced Dr Thomas Haeberle as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Urenco welcomes Dr Haeberle, who will be based at Urenco’s Head Office in the UK. He will join Urenco on 1 December 2015 and take up the position of Chief Executive Officer, on 1 January 2016, at which time he will be appointed to the Urenco Board.

Dr Haeberle gained a PhD in Chemical Reaction Engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. He started his career in 1987 at Röhm GmbH, the manufacturer of Plexiglas. He progressed his career with the company throughout its transition to Degussa GmbH and thereafter Evonik Industries AG.

Thomas was appointed President and CEO of Infracor GmbH, the key service provider of Marl Chemical Park, from 2003 to 2006 and he has also served as President of Degussa’s Methacrylates, Building Blocks and Industrial Chemicals Business Units. He was appointed to the Board of Evonik Degussa GmbH in 2009 and Evonik Industries AG in 2011.

Thomas said of his appointment:

“I am pleased to be joining the company at a key time in its development. I look forward to meeting the challenges of a difficult enrichment market and leading Urenco to sustained long-term success. Nuclear is an essential part of a balanced energy mix and I am proud to be joining a company that plays such a crucial role in the provision of low carbon energy.”

Thomas succeeds Dr Helmut Engelbrecht who will retire from his position of Chief Executive Officer on 31 December

2015. Dr Engelbrecht has led the company since 2005 overseeing a three-fold increase in capacity and the development, from conception to commissioning, of the only civil nuclear uranium enrichment facility in the USA.

The Urenco Board thanks Helmut for his significant contribution to the company’s success.


About Urenco

Urenco is an international supplier of enrichment services and fuel cycle products with sustainability at the core of its business. Operating in a pivotal area of the nuclear fuel supply chain for 50 years, Urenco facilitates zero carbon electricity generation for consumers around the world.

With its head office near London, UK, Urenco’s global presence ensures diversity and security of supply for customers through enrichment facilities in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA. Using centrifuge technology designed and developed by Urenco, and through the expertise of our people, the Urenco Group provides safe, cost effective and reliable services; operating within a framework of high environmental, social and governance standards, complementing international safeguards.

Urenco is committed to continued investment in the responsible management of nuclear materials; innovation activities with clear sustainability benefits, such as nuclear medicine, industrial efficiency and research; and nurturing the next generation of scientists and engineers.


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