About

Staff & Secretariat

Inga Petersen
Executive Director 

Inga Petersen is a seasoned international affairs and sustainability professional with over twelve years’ experience in natural resource management, governance and transparency. She started her career delivering technical assistance projects to enhance the development dividends of the mining sector. As senior manager in the Extractive Industries team of the global advisory firm Adam Smith International, she worked directly with governments and donors, designing and managing extractive industries governance projects across Africa. This allowed her to witness the opportunities and challenges related to natural resource extraction first hand. She subsequently worked with global business leaders and policy makers at the World Economic Forum to lead the mining and metals sector’s transition to a sustainable world. Prior to joining the GBA as Executive Director, Inga acted as Senior Extractives Adviser to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).  Inga holds a Bachelor from the University of Bath, a Masters in International Relations & International Security from the Institute of Political Science (Sciences Po), Paris and an Executive Master in Global Leadership from the World Economic Forum (WEF).

 

 


 

Maggie Gabos
Program Manager
mgabos@globalbattery.org

Maggie comes to the GBA with experience in responsible sourcing and sustainability for mineral supply chains in the jewelry sector. She has worked to bridge responsible artisanal and small-scale mining efforts to markets in the jewelry industry and has experience in consulting, strategy development, program management, and multistakeholder engagement for responsible sourcing initiatives. She holds a Masters in International Development from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School for Public and International Affairs and a BA from Duquesne University.

 

 


 

Dr. Torsten Freund

Dr. Torsten Freund
PMO Lead - Battery Passport
torsten.freund@basf.com

Dr. Torsten has been seconded to the GBA from member company BASF since 2020. Torsten joined BASF in 1996 where he developed chemistry driven sustainable solutions by leading teams in various functions from research through product and business development, most recently leading strategic management within Corporate Technology. Within the GBA, Torsten leads the program to develop the GBA Battery Passport as a digital twin of an Electric Vehicle Battery reporting all relevant ESG performance KPIs of the supply chain that will enable the Passport to become the key instrument to foster a sustainable and circular battery economy. Torsten studied Chemistry in Köln and Mainz receiving the PhD at the Max-Planck-Institute of Polymer Research before an Alexander-von-Humboldt fellowship as postdoctoral researcher at Arizona State University.

 


 

Alexander Sorokin

Alexander Sorokin
Membership & Battery Passport PMO
Alexander.Sorokin@erg.net

Alex has been seconded to the GBA from member company Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) since 2020. Alex’s responsibilities within the GBA Secretariat include project management, strategy development and membership engagement. Alex’s responsibilities also include the Battery Passport PMO, where he is responsible for establishing a plan for the future implementation and organizational structure of the Battery Passport system. Alex has been leading Operational Excellence in ERG since 2015, prior to that he worked for Boston Consulting Group. Alex graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

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