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New FIEC President, Piero Petrucco, and new Steering Committee elected for the mandate 2024-2026


22 May 2024



Following the FIEC General Assembly meeting held in Brussels on 16 May 2024, the Italian contractor, Ing. Piero Petrucco, is the new President and will be at the head of the newly elected Steering Committee during the 2024-2026 mandate.

Piero Petrucco succeeds Philip Crampton

Piero Petrucco succeeds Philip Crampton, whose term of office has come to its statutory end.

Piero Petrucco was born in Udine in 1962, and started working in 1988 at I.CO.P. S.p.A., the family construction company, which operates in foundations and micro-tunnel construction and in the field of road and hydraulic works. Today it is one of the leading European companies in micro-tunnel and special foundation works. With his brother, Vittorio Petrucco, he collaborates in the management of all I.CO.P. S.P.A Group Italian and foreign companies. He represented the interests of the construction industry in leading positions, first at national level as Vice-President of ANCE. At European level, as FIEC Vice-President in charge of Sustainability since 2019 and as FIEC First Vice-President since May 2023.
I am pleased to take up this very important role at FIEC, a federation that brings together 32 members from 27 European countries, with more than 3 million companies and 12 million workers, in a sector that represents 10% of EU GDP. I accept this responsibility in a crucial phase for Europe, on the eveof the European Elections and with the various challenges to be faced, among which the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) as part of NextGenerationEU and the EU flagship of the Green Deal. The current international tensions determine a framework of deep political and economic uncertainty. This is why it is key to remind how vital can be to communicate and join the action in Brussels, at EU level before decisions shape the national scenarios. The successful implementation of EU and global policies in all European countries is closely linked to the construction sector. Just an example: the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. On this point, in particular, we will need to have regular discussions with the European institutions to evaluate the operational and financial impacts of the Directive on businesses and families. Towards the industry, the companies and people we represent, we have this responsibility to have our voice heard." - President Piero Petrucco declared upon the beginning of his mandate at the head of FIEC.
Newly elected members of the FIEC Steering Committee:
Piero PETRUCCO (IT), President
Vice-Presidents (in alphabetical order):
  • María-Ángeles ASENJO (ES), representing Spain
  • Grete ASPELUND (NO), representing the group DK, FI, NO, SE
  • Benoît CHAUVIN (FR), representing the EIC (European International Contractors)
  • Philip CRAMPTON (IE), representing the group IE, PT, EE, LT
  • Konstantinos GOLIOPOULOS (GR), representing the group CY, GR
  • Christophe MAES (BE), representing the group BE, LU, NL
  • Paola MALABAILA (IT), representing Italy
  • Rüdiger OTTO (DE), representing Germany
  • Jean-Pierre PASERI (FR), representing France
  • Laurentiu PLOSCEANU (RO), representing the group BG, CZ, SK, RO
  • Walter SEEMANN (AT), representing the group AT, SI, HR, HU


Through its 32 national member federations in 27 European countries (24 EU & Norway, Switzerland, Ukraine) and a supporting partner in the United Kingdom, the European Construction Industry Federation represents construction enterprises of all sizes (from SMEs to large international firms), from all building and civil engineering specialties engaged in all kinds of working methods.


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