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Dorian Feron - Participant 2021-2022

“I would have never gotten my new job without my Prince Albert Fund experience.”


Originally, the plan was for Dorian to support Umicore Shokubai in Japan. Due to the pandemic, Japan’s borders closed and Dorian moved to Seoul instead to assist different sales teams and develop long term projects.


Dorian took on various tasks within the sales teams, including operational missions such as consolidating the monthly sales reports and providing support for the annual planning process. He also looked after strategic projects such as competitor observation and analysis. Furthermore, he initiated the development of a legal risk map to identify and assess the legal risks that the group’s business faced.

How he benefited

The Prince Albert Fund led Dorian to give his career a new orientation. In that sense, it opened the door that he was looking for! “It took off my lawyer label, and changed me in terms of self-organization, hard skills, and my vision in terms of my career path”, he stresses. The project also led him to immerse himself in Umicore’s market which put him in touch with the company’s employees all over the world.

The company – Umicore

Umicore is a global materials technology and recycling group. Its sustainable value creation is based on an ambition to develop, produce and recycle materials in a way that fulfils its mission: materials for a better life. With more than 11,500 employees worldwide, the Group dedicates most of its R&D efforts to clean tech solutions, such as emission control catalysts, materials for rechargeable batteries and recycling.

Dorian brought a very positive mindset to all the sales teams that he joined. He never hesitated to take on new responsibilities. His legal work experience was very helpful for the negotiation and risk assessment of legal contracts with our customers.”

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