Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator

CEO & Chairman, The Metals Company

Gerard Barron is on a mission to help wean humanity off fossil fuels and transition to a circular resource economy. He is a seasoned entrepreneur with a track record of building global companies in battery technology, media and future-oriented resource development, both as a chief executive and strategic investor. He became involved in the early strategic development and financing of DeepGreen during its formation in 2011 and stepped into the role of Chairman & CEO in 2017.

Gerard is leading The Metals Company’s three-part strategy to first inject a sufficient supply of four virgin metals (Ni, Mn, Co, Cu) into the system to enable the green transition, then track and recycle the four metals that The Metals Company injects, and ultimately work through the rest of the periodic table to circularise the remaining metals. If The Metals Company succeeds, mining virgin ores – whether in land or in the ocean – will become a marginal human activity as we meet most of our metal needs by recycling a shared common stock of metals.

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