Inge Hofkens

Chief Operations Officer Multimetal Recycling

  • Lives in Hoogstraten, Belgium and in Hamburg, Germany
  • Belgian citizen
  • Born in 1970
  • Member of the board since January 1, 2023. Appointed until December 31, 2025.
Inge Hofkens

After Inge Hofkens earned her master’s degree in applied economics in Antwerp, she started as a scrap purchaser at Metallo in 1993, not knowing that her heart would soon beat for the metals industry. In the meantime, Inge Hofkens is an expert in secondary materials. In her first ten years in Beerse, she occupied different positions on the purchasing, processing and trading side of the recycling business. Afterwards, she moved to sales and hedging metal price risk and from there gradually grew into the areas of marketing and communication, business development and business strategy. After nearly 30 years as an experienced management executive at Metallo, she took on the position of Managing Director at Aurubis Olen in 2021.

As Member of the Executive Committee Metallo Group, she was closely involved in the sale of the Metallo Group to the German Aurubis Group and subsequently in the integration of the Metallo sites within Aurubis.

Inge Hofkens was appointed to the Aurubis AG Executive Board as Chief Operations Officer Multimetal Recycling effective January 1, 2023.