Alia Smektala

MTM Ruhrzinn GmbH, Chief Operating Officer & part of the women4metals initiative

Born in Mannheim in 1992, Alia Smektala completed a Bachelor's degree in Communication Science and a Master's degree in Business Administration at the Universities of Erfurt, Leipzig and Stellenbosch (South Africa). Attending high school in the USA has additionally shaped her intercultural experience.

For roughly 7 years she worked at CRONIMET Envirotec GmbH, a company specializing in the recycling of metal-containing dusts and sludges, primarily from the stainless steel sector. Latest, she held positions as head of sales and marketing, including the marketing for the European sites within the CRONIMET Group.

Since September 2023, she has been Chief Operating Officer (COO) at MTM Ruhrzinn GmbH, a company specializing in the recycling of tin and precious metal-containing waste from the electronics industry.