Judyta van Heukeleis Board Member of WIMAR SG, she is an internationally oriented business developer with a track record of sustainable value creation in the start-up and organic growth space. She brings 12 years’ experience in the commodities and raw materials supply sector.
Her current role as Principal Research and Development at BHP involves growing high-potential (technology) trends into a commercial value-adding project and collaborative industry-wide ventures. She plays at the intersection of commercial, technology and innovation, often through bringing together a multidisciplinary ‘team of teams’ to pioneer, experiment, prototype and uncover core promises of selected digital trends.
Prior to BHP, Judy worked on a green side of the resources industry. She set up and oversaw day-to-day business of Inashco Singapore – a first Asian subsidiary of rapidly growing Inashco Group specializing in the recovery of non-ferrous metals from the Incineration Bottom Ash (IBA).
Before relocating to Singapore, Judy worked in The Netherlands in the innovation arm a metal trader. She was responsible for originating, evaluating and executing investment opportunities, being start-ups, ownership stakes or off-take contracts. She covered both primary and secondary metal extraction sector.
Judyta’s career in mining began in 2005 in Poland when she joined KGHM – a top-tier copper and silver producer. In KGHM she worked on designing and implementation of management systems for ‘Rudna’ Mine.
Judyta obtained her Master’s Degree at the Mining Faculty of University of Science and Technology AGH Krakow, followed by a Master’s Program: European Minerals Engineering Course (EMEC), coordinated by Delft University of Technology.
Passionate about fostering diverse and inclusive workplace culture, never stops seeking and leveraging solid partnerships to provide measurable business outcomes for diverse talent. Since 4 years she’s been serving as an active contributor and a Board Member of WIMAR SG. Her WIMAR SG roles included a Secretary, Events Advisor and Mentoring Programme Coordinator.