Governance Committee Member – Jean-Paul Meutcheho
Jean-Paul Meutcheho, Ph. D. is Global Advanced Metals (GAM) Director of Sourcing and Corporate Sustainability. He develops and coordinates implementation of GAM’s responsible minerals sourcing objectives. His focus includes managing the associated procurement and audit requirements as well as establishing policies and procedures related to conflict-free tantalum raw material sourcing. He leads corporate outreach efforts with industries, NGOs, and governmental organizations to support the adoption and propagation responsible minerals sourcing practice.
Jean-Paul has more than twenty years of experience in purchasing and commodity management in many organizations including Ford Motor Company. During his 15 years tenure at Ford Motor Company, Jean-Paul held multiple Purchasing/procurement roles, including ISE, and led corporate initiatives to develop a sustainable supply chain for conflict minerals and to comply with related U.S. legislation, and was the company executive loan to the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and chairperson of the conflict minerals workgroup at AIAG.
Jean-Paul has an extensive background in supply chain management, he holds a doctorate in management with research interest in sustainable supply chain management contribution to corporate profitability. Jean-Paul sits (or sat) on the Steering/governance committees of many organizations and workgroups including: the Responsible Minerals Initiative (formerly CFSI), the Auto Industry Action group (AIAG) corporate social responsibility, Public Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade (PPA), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) multi-stakeholders minerals workgroup.
Jean-Paul is fluent (and does work) in Spanish, French and English.