Karen Hanghøj

Karen Hanghøj

Chief Executive Officer

EIT RawMaterials


Karen Hanghøj is the CEO at EIT RawMaterials, a partner organization dedicated to strengthening Europe’s raw materials sector responsibly and sustainably. Karen holds a PhD in Geology from University of Copenhagen, and has worked extensively with research on geological processes in the lower crust and mantle and their associated mineral deposits. She has spent more than ten years working in the US as a Research Associate at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and as a Research Scientist at Columbia University and has furthermore worked as a consultant to the minerals exploration industry for more than 20 years. Before joining EIT Karen was head of Department of Petrology and Economic Geology at the Geological Survey for Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) and involved in several EU- funded mineral raw materials projects and networks.

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