Chemical Engineer graduated from the University of Louvain‐la‐Neuve, Belgium, Philippe JACQUES joined Solvay in 1988 in Brussels, Belgium, and moved to various Intellectual Property, R&D management and senior leadership roles. Since October 2018, he is part-time seconded as Managing Director of the Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative (EMIRI) Association based in Brussels, to address the innovation‐related challenges ahead of the industry of advanced materials for clean and sustainable energy & mobility. Since end 2019, Philippe JACQUES is also acting as Secretary-General of BEPA, the Battery European Partnership Association.
EMIRI represents about 60 organisations (industry, research, and associations) active in advanced materials for clean energy & clean mobility technologies. The association contributes to industrial leadership of developers, producers and users of advanced materials for clean energy & clean mobility by shaping an appropriate innovation, manufacturing / industrial and energy policy framework at the European level.