Dr. Mukund BHAGWAT, achieved the Master degree in Metallurgical Engineering in Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai, India, in 1976 and the Doctorate in Metallurgical Engineering at Katholiek University Leuven Belgium, in 1983.
During 1983 to 2006, he undertook the manufacturing related assignments in various senior technical and commercial positions in the telecom and chemical sectors, in Europe. This included a residential assignment of 1 year in China.
Since 2008, he is responsible at Aurubis Belgium, Brussels, as an expert in the policy analysis and advice in the domains of Energy (electricity market, gas market, energy efficiency, renewable energy) and Climate Change (ETS, Energy efficiency, Renewable Energy) to Aurubis and furthermore advises European Copper Institute, Eurometaux as well as IFIEC (International Federation of Industrial Energy Consumers) in this role. He strives to enhance the global competitiveness of European Energy Intensive industries through the regulatory and other initiatives for carbon leakage provisions, energy efficiency improvement and innovation.