2020 December – Present: Managing Director at World Resources Forum
Mathias is leading the WRF’s program activities related to mining and secondary raw materials. He currently coordinates recycling and e-waste management projects in cooperation with the Swiss State Secretariat of Economic Affairs (SECO) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
2014 – 2020: Program Director at World Resources Forum
2006 – 2013: Program Manager and Senior Scientist at Empa (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research)
He has provided his expertise in sustainability issues for several cooperation projects with developing countries in Africa (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda), Asia (Cambodia, India) and Latin America (Argentina, Colombia, Peru) for national and international government organizations and the private industry.
Experienced in the academic and private sector in the fields of development cooperation, environmental research, and general business consultancy at national and international levelsAcademic background in Environmental Engineering
Ph.D. in Natural Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 2020