The steering committee
The Steering Committee, consisting of seven members, is responsible for the overall progress of the Step Initiative. Its chief responsibility is to monitor and steer the overall developments of the Step Initiative. Steering Committee members are elected for two years. Of the members on the Steering Committee, one assumes the voluntary role as the permanent Chair, the appointment being rotated among elected members at least every 1 July and 1 January.
|Chair of the Step Steering Committee|
|Perry, Jonathan |
Jonathan joined Dell in May 2005. He has been responsible for the promotion and support of Dell’s Asset Recovery Services programme and for the Implementation of the WEEE and Batteries directive for Dell in the UK and other EMEA countries.
In his current role Jonathan monitors and supports developing e-waste legislation across EMEA and also supports projects in EMEA and globally relating to producer responsibility, data security, partner compliance and Dell’s commitment to take back and recycling.
|Step Steering Committee|
Stephanie Adrian is the senior international electronic waste policy advisor in the Office of International and Tribal Affairs (OITA) at the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC. She has worked on international issues since 1999 and is a lead on global policy issues related to international electronic waste and the Basel Convention. She has an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Connecticut and a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Hygiene. Her interest in environmental health originated during her two years spent living and working as a public health specialist with impoverished communities in the Dominican Republic.
Per Döfnäs has worked for Ericsson since 1979, working with product specifications and verification for compliance with applicable technical regulations worldwide, as well as international standardisation in the area. For more than 15 years Per has been engaged in initiatives related to the shaping of product regulation for the electrical sector. Since 5 years he is responsible for general matters related to Technical Regulations within the Ericsson Group. This nowadays mostly relate to influencing environmental legislation for eco-design, hazardous substances and waste.
Jinhui Li obtained his PhD at the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1997. His chief research areas are diverse and include the recycling and disposal technology of e-waste and hazardous waste, the policy and management on solid waste with an emphasis on e-waste and hazardous waste, the disposal and treatment engineering of hazardous waste, soil pollution remediation and environmental risk assessment. Since 1997 Dr Li has worked as a post-doctoral researcher and associate professor at the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University. Currently he serves as executive secretary of the Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for Asia and the Pacific – one of the 14 regional centres under the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal and one of the 8 regional centres under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. He also acts as deputy director and head of expert board, Solid Waste Branch of Chinese Society of Environmental Sciences, as a member of Subsidiary Expert of Asia 3R Forum, and as a member of PCBs Elimination Network (PEN) Advisory Committee of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. Dr Li leads the implementation of 60 projects, of which 12 are full e-waste projects. Dr Li has published 86 full papers appearing in international conference and academic journals, of which 43 contribute to the e-waste topic. Additionally Dr Li has been an invited speaker at numerous international conferences and also organizes international, regional and national conferences and workshops.
Duncan is the founder and director of a small not for profit organisation called WEEE Help based in london that offers an independent perspective on the management of e-waste and associated policy issues. His focus is on delivering innovative projects and proposals that seek to turn the e-waste problem into an exciting opportunity, both at a local and international level, through the creation of jobs and an improvement in the lifecycle of electronics, where desirable, through responsible reuse and the development of sound policy instruments.
Jason Linnell is co-founder and Executive Director of the National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER) where he leads activities for the NCER, including research on electronics recycling data and policy and management of the Electronics Recycling Coordination Clearinghouse (ERCC). In addition to these activates, NCER manages and oversees the statewide networks of collectors and recyclers for the Oregon State Contractor Program and Vermont State Standard Plan.
MSc in electrical engineering and MBA for development co-operation. Recently he joined the Technology and Society Lab at EMPA (Switzerland), a research institution belonging to the ETH domain. Project Manager Knowledge Partnerships in e-waste Recycling, which started in 2003. Co-founder of the entec ag, a Swiss company specialized in decentralized hydro power for rural energy supply. He is the author of several publications in this field.
|Kuehr, Ruediger |
Since January 2010 Head of the United Nations University Institute for Sustainability & Peace (UNU-ISP) Operating Unit SCYCLE. From 1999 till 2009 he served as Head of the European Focal Point of United Nations University's Zero Emissions Forum in Bonn (Germany). He was Secretary of the Alliance for Global Eco-Structuring (AGES) and is a Political and Social Scientist by education and PhD (Dr. rer. pol) in Political and Social Sciences and MA (Magister Artium) in Political Sciences, Psychology and Geography.
Former Steering Committee Members
|Hagelüken, Christian (active from 2004-2012)|
Senior Manager Business Development, Market Research & Marketing at Umicore Precious Metals Refining, Hanau, Germany and Hoboken/Antwerp, Belgium Ph.D, MSc in Mining Engineering, MSc in Industrial Engineering Numerous publications on metals recycling and materials flow analysis.
|Sonnemann, Guido (active from 2008-2012) |
Programme Officer United Nations Environment Programme, Division of Technology, Industry and Economic, Production and Consumption Unit in Paris (France). He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University Rovira & Virgili, Spain (2002) and graduated from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany (1995) with a specialization in environmental engineering.
|de Leeuw, Bas (active in 2007)|
Head, Integrated Resource Management, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), based in Paris. His responsibilities include supervising the Secretariat of the International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management and UNEP's work on life cycle management, sustainable innovation, ecolabelling and SCP indicators and national programmes, which is being carried out as contribution to the ten-year framework on sustainable consumption and production (the Marrakech process). Bas de Leeuw is acting chair of the International Life Cycle Panel (ILCP) and he represents UNEP in the Management and Policy Committee of the UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on SCP. He is an economist from the Rotterdam Erasmus University the Netherlands.
|Hieronymi, Klaus (active from 2004-2007)|
Hewlett Packard, Head of the Environmental Affairs Department EMEA, based in Germany, member of ERP (Environmental Recycling Platform), studies in "Natural Science" and "Business Management"
|Radulovic, Verena (active from 2006-2008) |
Program manager for EPA’s Plug-In To eCycling campaign in the EPA’s Office of Solid Waste. Prior to joining the EPA, she was at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington DC, where she worked with industry to incorporate more pollution prevention measures into their operations.
|Hengrasmee, Charuek (active from 2004-2010)|
1967-2000: ESSO Standard Thailand/Exxon Mobil Thailand, Project Engineering, Operations, Planning & Evaluation, Sales & Marketing, Human Resources and Business Line (Lubricant) Management. Since 2000: President of Electrical and Electronics Institute, Foundation for Industrial Development, Ministry of Industry, Thailand.