Newsflash European Bioplastics new Board elected

Yesterday, during the first Members' Meeting in 2013, the General Assembly elected the new Board of European Bioplastics. Fran�ois de Bie (Purac) was elected as Chairman. Mariagiovanna Vetere (NatureWorks) and Stefano Facco (Novamont) are Vice-Chairpersons.

Further members of the Board are: J�rgen Keck (BASF), Peter Brunk (Biotec), Rainer Schweda (Braskem), and Johnny Pallot (Roquette).

"Bioplastics will help make this world a more sustainable place for now and for our future generations. However, in our society many consumers, brand owners and converters are not yet aware of the benefits of bioplastics.
In the coming years, European Bioplastics will focus on changing this," Fran�ois de Bie pointed out at the beginning of his term as Chairman.

Members elect a non-executive Board every two years from among the association's members. The Board determines the strategic direction of day-to-day operations at European Bioplastics. The General Assembly establishes fundamental objectives and the Board is responsible for their implementation and the drafting of the association's strategy. On the executive side, Mr Hasso von Pogrell serves as Managing Director of European Bioplastics.

You can find pictures of the new Board as well as more information on the European Bioplastics website:
http://en.european-bioplastics.org/about-us/board-management/

European Bioplastics 2013 board

European Bioplastics Board 2013 (from left: Johnny Pallot, Mariagiovanna Vetere, J�rgen Keck, Fran�ois de Bie, Stefano Facco, Peter Brunk, Rainer Schweda)

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