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A fond farewell to Michèle Brülhart Banyiyezako

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  • By RCS Global
  • Published 17th January 2017
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After four years with RCS Global Michèle Brülhart Banyiyezako will be leaving the company in March this year to become the EICC’s new Technical Director. With her co-Directors Dr Nicholas Garrett and Harrison Mitchell, Michèle has overseen the establishment of RCS Global as one of the world’s leading responsible raw materials supply chain audit and advisory groups. She was central to the development of the company’s audit offering while also playing a key role in redefining industry practice globally.

In our tenth year of operation, RCS Global is going through a period a rapid expansion commercially and Michèle has taken the opportunity to step down from her role to focus on a new challenge in a key role between industry and regulators. The Directors and Board at RCS Global would like to take this opportunity to thank Michèle for all of her work and her contribution to the success RCS Global has witnessed over recent years.

Michèle will continue to work on RCS Global audit and advisory projects up to her departure. Subsequently she expects to continue working closely with the company within the responsible raw materials sector.

RCS Global has witnessed considerable growth over the last eighteen months in both its audit and advisory business while the company has responded to demand by increasing its research and insight – making it one of the industry’s leading thought leaders across issues ranging from cobalt to ASM. The company has also significantly strengthened its senior team and expanded its auditing and advisory expertise, especially in Asia. The company now has a presence in the Americas, Sub-Saharan Africa and China as well as every major downstream market.

After the culmination of the company’s recent strategic review, and in collaboration with Michèle, RCS Global are now taking this opportunity to bring in a new Director with the industry experience and expertise to manage and consolidate this growth while ensuring a continuation of the quality of auditing and advisory work which has become synonymous with RCS Global.

Speaking about her departure Michèle said:

“I have spent four excellent years at RCS Global, consolidating the core business and helping to create the industry’s leading audit practice. And most importantly, I have enjoyed working with a group of peers that are equally passionate about driving positive change and providing the highest quality outputs to our clients. The company now stands at the forefront of the responsible raw materials sector and I am proud to have been part of that achievement. My new role gives me the opportunity to explore a new challenge, which I am hugely excited about, and I look forward to continuing to engage with RCS Global in that capacity.”

Speaking of Michèle’s departure, Harrison Mitchell and Dr. Nicholas Garrett said:

“We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Michèle for her dedication and service. Our working relationship was not just one marked by professional respect, but by friendship. We have been in the trenches together and have achieved great things both in shaping and mainstreaming the global responsible sourcing agenda, but also in cementing RCS Global’s position as world class, respected and expanding company. We are excited about Michèle’s next step, we very much look forward to working with her in her new capacity as the EICC’s Technical Director, and we wish her a nothing but the best for the future.”