Anna Marchisio, Business Development Manager

Anna Marchisio is always on the lookout for new types of materials containing precious metals that Hensel Recycling could add to its portfolio. “The autocatalyst is a discontinued model in the medium term and so we are striving to position ourselves more broadly. The EU-funded BEST4Hy research project, for example, is our entry into fuel cell recycling,” says the business development manager. In addition to researching new materials, she is also thinking about which services could be beneficial for customers: Re-use, refurbishing, reverse logistics are just a few approaches she is considering.

Anna Marchisio is a networker through and through. She establishes and maintains contacts with research institutions and industrial companies and is present at trade fairs and congresses. Anna has been a member of the WiPGMs association since its foundation and is part of the European Chapter Board. Her communicative nature and ability to speak five languages fluently serve her well. “I love the variety in my job, where I can interact with many people and have the opportunity to contribute to the important topic of the energy transition in the broadest sense”.

The Italian, who has found a second home in Germany, is also committed to good working and promotion conditions for women in industry. “I like to support initiatives that initiate a cultural change. Women’s potential should be lifted and even if it’s a long process, I believe that the message will gradually reach the management floors.” Whether it is sales, laboratory or production, the precious metals industry offers a wide range of opportunities for women with commitment and creativity. Therefore, Anna Marchisio recommends taking advantage of the networking and further education opportunities in the relevant associations and positioning oneself as an expert in the networks. Her credo: “Each of us can become a role model. Let’s do it!”