Seasoned global executive brings more than 40 years of experience and deep automotive industry expertise
August 8, 2022
Original press release deployed via Business Wire
TORONTO-Li-Cycle Holdings Corp. (NYSE: LICY) (“Li-Cycle” or the “Company”), an industry leader in lithium-ion battery resource recovery and the leading lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, today announced that Jacqueline (“Jacqui”) Dedo, has been appointed to serve as an independent director on the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”), effective immediately. The Board is now comprised of nine directors.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Jacqui to Li-Cycle’s Board. She is a proven leader in the automotive industry and we look forward to leveraging her experience and insights as we continue to build a more circular supply chain for electric vehicle batteries,” said Ajay Kochhar, Li-Cycle co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. “As we indicated at our 2022 Annual Meeting, we are committed to enhancing the balance of independence, diversity and skills of the Board as Li-Cycle continues to execute on its growth strategy.”
“I am pleased to join Li-Cycle’s Board and look forward to working closely with the Company’s management team and Board members at a pivotal time for Li-Cycle’s strategy,” said Ms. Dedo. “Through its innovative Spoke & Hub network, Li-Cycle is helping bridge a crucial gap in the lithium-ion battery supply chain – the need for a localized and environmentally sustainable resource recovery solution that can meet accelerating global electrification demand.”
Ms. Dedo has more than 40 years of experience across a variety of functions and verticals in the automotive industry, with a focus on strategy development and creating customer value. She is co-founder of Aware Mobility, LLC, an organization focused on Mobility Platforms and Ecosystem enablement through development, investing, partnering and application of both Electrified Propulsion and Connectivity tools, platforms and applications. She previously served as Chief Strategy and Supply Chain Officer for Dana Holding Corp. (NYSE: DAN). Ms. Dedo has also held various leadership positions at Piston Group, The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR), Motorola (NYSE:MSI), and Robert Bosch Corporation among others and has a proven background in managing full P&L responsibilities for major business units and entire companies responsible for up to $2 billion in revenue.
Ms. Dedo also has two decades of board membership experience. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of Cadillac Products Automotive Company, a private, internationally-recognized leader in the plastics converting industry, and the Workhorse Group Inc. (Nasdaq: WKHS), an OEM for commercial electric delivery vehicles and delivery drones. Ms. Dedo earned her Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Kettering University in Flint, Michigan, has been involved in numerous charitable organizations, and has been honored on multiple occasions by Automotive News as one of the “Top 100 Leading Women in the Automotive Industry.”
About Li-Cycle Holdings Corp.
Li-Cycle (NYSE: LICY) is on a mission to leverage its innovative Spoke & Hub Technologies™ to provide a customer-centric, end-of-life solution for lithium-ion batteries, while creating a secondary supply of critical battery materials. Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries are increasingly powering our world in automotive, energy storage, consumer electronics, and other industrial and household applications. The world needs improved technology and supply chain innovations to better manage battery manufacturing waste and end-of-life batteries and to meet the rapidly growing demand for critical and scarce battery-grade raw materials through a closed-loop solution. For more information, visit https://li-cycle.com/.
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