Speaker profile

Caroline Braibant

Caroline Braibant

Secretary-General, International Antimony Association, Belgium

Caroline took over the position of Secretary-General of i2a (International Antimony Association) in July 2016. In her position, she is supporting and preparing the sector’s response to EHS regulatory challenges encompassing classification, risk assessment and risk management of antimony substances in the EU and abroad. She joined the metals association’s world in 2007 with the task to set-up and manage an association and REACH consortium for the European precious metals sector. In her role, she managed various regulatory topics (eg responsible sourcing, VAT and European taxes) and scientific projects (classification, risk assessment, epidemiology etc).

In 2014 she joined Eurometaux’ EHS and REACH team and was in charge of managing regulatory issues related to ECHA’s Classification and labelling inventory, transport classification, data-sharing, nanomaterials, RoHS, waste classification, Seveso, and others. In addition, she represented the inorganics industry in EU Commission meetings with Member State Competent Authorities (CARACAL). She is a Biotechnology Engineer (ITCR, Costa Rica) by background and holds a post grade in Human Ecology (VUB, Belgium) and a master in environmental sciences and management (UCL, Belgium).