People are key ... on both sides

Executive Committee

Each investment-project is headed by one of the Executive Partners. Several years of close joint working have formed an agile Executive Committee with good comprehension of each other's strengths and weaknesses.

Though Germans, each one has lived more than 20 years abroad. In-depth local inmersion in as diverse environments as Russia, Africa and Latin America have been key to success in the past.


Our around 25 associates in five locations are our most valuable ressouce. Decades of operational experience working in the Metal sector have formed a sustainable knowledge- and experience-base. Upon need a team is formed that will match the requirements of the specific project best.


The EURmetal team focusses on understanding the "big picture" of an investment situation. It covers a broad spectrum of the metal investment value chain. Though, as stated elsewhere, we do not consider ourselves to be the specialist in all spheres. In such cases we bring trusted third parties on board in coordination with our Clients.

Dr. Luis Weickgenannt - - Executive Partner & CEO
Joachim de Grahl - - Executive Partner
Uwe Geppert - - Executive Partner

Dr. Luis Weickgenannt

Executive Partner & CEO

(Responsible Russia/CIS)

Luis coordinates EURmetal´s project evaluation and negotiation with Clients as well as the Russia/CIS developments.
His background is in Strategy Consulting, M&A and General Management e.g. in ZF Friedrichshafen or PwC. Currently he holds Board Memberships in agriculture and metal trading.
Luis´s academic background is OPM from Harvard Business School (USA), PhD in Strategy from European Business School (EBS, Germany) and Exec. MBA from IE Business School (Spain).

Joachim de Grahl

Executive Partner

(Responsible Latin America)

Joachim is executive board member for metal trading, small-scale-mining and Latin America development with 10 years of dedicated metal experience mainly in Sempra Metals and Cometal.

His previous career in auditing and controlling in KPMG and Volkswagen is applied in most project evaluations and merged with the technical evaluations of the teams he manages.
Joachim holds a dual-degree Master in International Businesss Management from ICADE (Spain) and ESB Reutlingen (Germany).

Uwe Geppert

Executive Partner

(Responsible Africa)

Uwe´s main activity is the evaluation and negotiation of medium-scale-mining
projects and off-take agreements as well as Africa developments.
Dedicated to Metals and other Raw Materials for 24 years in various positions reaching from Metallgesellschaft to Heidelberg Zement, Befesa and Cometal. His functions have been ranging from business development, M&A to managing companies.
Uwe graduated from the European Business School (EBS, Germany) in Business Administration.