Press Release

Ticiana Kobel to become Executive Vice President and General Counsel

20. January 2020

New member of the Executive Management Team adds more than 20 years of experience:

RHI Magnesita, the leading global supplier of refractory products and solutions, is adding a new member to its Executive Management Team: Ticiana Kobel (49) will join RHI Magnesita as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. “We are really happy to have Ticiana Kobel on board now. With her more than 20 years of experience in different positions providing legal insight on a global scale, leading legal departments and making strategic decisions in legal and governance matters at multinational companies, she perfectly fits the needs of our global company and will be an asset in the future development of our success,” said Stefan Borgas, CEO RHI Magnesita.

Ticiana Kobel, who got a law degree with an emphasis in corporate law in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and an LLM in international economic law and European law in Lausanne and Geneva, Switzerland, can look back at an outstanding career: From 1994 to today, she has gained valuable management skills in a wide range of global business branches, leading legal departments in the manufacturing industry,  the aviation industry, the technology industry, the service sector and the engineering industry. In all these positions, she was in charge of crucial projects pertaining to all legal matters, such as spin-offs, entity sales, potential acquisition targets and corporate governance issues, and assisted with the design and implementation of compliance functions, mergers and acquisitions, and partnerships.

 “I am pleased about the trust that is being placed in me and am very much looking forward to working with a professional team and with a company that is so successful internationally,” commented Kobel.

About RHI Magnesita

RHI Magnesita is the leading global supplier of high-grade refractory products, systems and solutions which are indispensable for industrial high-temperature processes exceeding 1,200°C in a wide range of industries, including steel, cement, non-ferrous metals and glass. With a vertically integrated value chain, from raw materials to refractory products and full performance-based solutions, RHI Magnesita serves customers in nearly all countries around the world. The Company has a high level of geographic diversification with more than 14,000 employees in 35 main production sites and more than 70 sales offices around the world. RHI Magnesita intends to leverage its global leadership in terms of revenue, scale, product portfolio and diversified geographic presence to target strategically those countries and regions benefitting from more dynamic economic growth prospects. Its shares have a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: RHIM) and are a constituent of the FTSE 250 index. For more information please visit: