Change of CEO at Magotteaux Group

Wednesday 17th August | 2022

Gonzalo Cavada will take over the role of Magotteaux Chief Executive Officer on October 31st 2022.

Sébastien Dossogne will stay on board through the end of October 2022 to ensure a smooth transition of the leadership.

Juan Pablo Aboitiz, Chairman of Magotteaux board of directors commented: « I am grateful to Sébastien for the 11 years we worked together developing Magotteaux, and reinforcing the world leadership of the company. I have been working closely with Gonzalo for more than a decade and am confident this new challenge will leverage his numerous capabilities ».

Sébastien Dossogne has been leading the group since June 2015; for him: « working for Magotteaux in the last 15 years has been an honor and an immense pleasure. My thoughts and thanks go to the teams who achieved such great performance by their passion and dedication. I am proud to hand over a group with a strong market leadership and an exciting innovation pipeline. »

« I have been following Magotteaux very closely for a long time. As part of the Sigdo Koppers (SK) acquisition team in 2011 and the following years as Chief Financial Officer at SK », says Gonzalo Cavada, « I am proud and excited to lead this business. Magotteaux is a great company with a lot of additional potential that I intend to unleash capitalizing on the past work. Joining Magotteaux is an honor for me. »

Gonzalo Cavada will be based in Vaux-sous-Chèvremont in Belgium, at Magotteaux headquarters.


Magotteaux is the world leader in process optimization solutions for abrasive and impact applications in mining, cement, aggregates, quarrying and power stations. Magotteaux serves customers worldwide leveraging its global market footprint of 22 specialized production units and 3 joint ventures, covering more than 150 countries through its sales network. Magotteaux has a workforce of more than 3,000 qualified and experienced individuals helping customers with much more than grinding optimization and milling efficiency. Magotteaux uses all relevant tools to help customers optimize their operations, recover more valuable minerals, and deliver their final products or services at the best total cost of ownership with minimal environmental impact.

Sigdo Koppers is a Chilean industrial conglomerate founded in 1960. One of the most dynamic and important industrial groups in Chile. Its products and services are sold worldwide, and it has production plants and operations in America, Europe, Africa, Oceania and Asia. Sigdo Koppers has a long-term investment industrial approach, aiming to be a worldwide comprehensive supplier of products and services for the mining and industrial operations. Sigdo Koppers is listed in the Chilean Stock market since 2005.

Change of CEO at Magotteaux Group
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