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Cefic announces new Director General, Marco Mensink


08 Jan 2016


Innovation & Enterprise

Cefic, the leading association supporting the European chemical industry, today announced the appointment of Marco Mensink as Cefic’s Director General Designate pending ratification by the Cefic General Assembly taking place in Florence on 7 October 2016.

Brussels, 8 January 2016 - As of 1 May 2016, Marco Mensink will take over from Hubert Mandery, who has led the association since 2009 and who retires as of 30 April. Mr. Mensink will already join Cefic on 15 March for a smooth transition from his position as Director General of the Confederation of European Pulp and Paper Industries (CEPI) representing pulp, paper and board producing companies across Europe as well as paper mills.

States Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, Cefic President, “We are pleased to welcome Marco Mensink on board and are confident he will build on the success of Hubert Mandery in establishing Cefic as the central hub for Europe’s chemical industry and linked associations. We are very thankful for Hubert’s commitment and dedication to the European chemical industry during his mandate”.

A Dutch national, Mr. Mensink began his career at Ernst & Young Management Consulting, where he worked in Environmental Management and due diligence projects. He then worked at the Royal Netherlands’ Paper and Board Association, representing the Dutch industry in Brussels. He has been Director General of CEPI since 1 June 2014, an organisation he joined in 2006 as Energy and Environment Director as an expert on Emission Trading, renewables and energy legislation. Mr. Mensink therefore brings with him decades of dedicated experience as a seasoned Brussels-based public affairs professional, with an extensive network of contacts within the European institutions and wider Brussels sphere. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Forestry and Business Management from the Agricultural University of Wageningen in the Netherlands.