Responsible Sourcing - The Importance of being Earnest
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Olivier Demierre describes the rationale for Responsible Sourcing and illustrates how MKS PAMP has for long worked with a number of bodies and industry participants to implement this exigence in the precious metal industry.
Olivier Demierre, Senior Vice President Corporate Responsiblity, MKS PAMP Group
Olivier Demierre has been a Swiss Certified Accountant since 1992. He was active in audit and business advisory for 15 years until mid-1998, for the most part with Arthur Andersen and then with Swiss Bank Corporation. He then took operational responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer of Société Générale Paris, Zurich branch, until 2000. In 2000, he joined the MKS PAMP Group, first as Chief Operating Officer of a joint venture between JP Morgan, AngloGold and MKS (between 2001 and 2003), then as SVP Special Projects leading group development projects (such as the set-up of a new refinery in India that is fully operational since 2012). In November 2012, he was appointed SVP Corporate Social Responsibility. In that capacity, he leads various ASM metal responsible sourcing initiatives for the Group and participates actively in a number of internal/ external responsible sourcing initiatives and forums.