February 4, 2021: Canadian lithium-ion battery recycling firm Li-Cycle announced on January 27 it had appointed Wilson Ma as vice president of Corporate Development.
Ma will spearhead Li-Cycle’s efforts to scale the recover of lithium-ion resources globally, while leading other strategic initiatives, the company says.
Ma was already based in Toronto, where he worked at global electrical giant Emerson. He started in corporate development, strategy & innovation some seven years ago, before being appointed director of growth & business transformation.
He will report to Li-Cycle co-founder and CEO Ajay Kochhar in his new job, which is described as helping to deliver long-term sustainable growth in the clean energy sector.
“This is a key leadership position for Li-Cycle and Wilson will be instrumental in helping to drive our company’s advancement into global markets,” said Kochhar.
“I look forward to working with Li-Cycle’s entire ecosystem to close the circular loop on lithium and other critical materials, and to help achieve the broader vision of creating a sustainable future for our environment,” said Ma.
On November 18, Li-Cycle said it had closed a series C equity funding round to develop its New York commercial hub and move into international markets. It did not give details of the financing other than to say the US asset management firm Moore Strategic Ventures had led the round.