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06-26-2017

European Bioplastics Confirms de Bie as Chairman

European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association representing the interests of the bioplastics industry in Europe, has elected a new Board on 21 June 2017 to serve a two-year term. In a clear vote of confidence, the General Assembly of EUBP affirmed the strategic direction set by the previous Board and re-elected François de Bie (Total Corbion PLA) as Chairman of the Board for a third term. Mariagiovanna Vetere (NatureWorks) and Henri Colens (Braskem) have been designated as Vice Chairpersons.

The new Board of European Bioplastics (from left): Erwin Lepoudre (Kaneka), Henri Colens (Braskem), Stefano Facco (Novamont), Mariagiovanna Vetere (NatureWorks), Michael von Ketteler (BASF SE), Peter Brunk (BIOTEC), and François de Bie (Total Corbion PLA) (© European Bioplastics)

The new Board of European Bioplastics (from left): Erwin Lepoudre (Kaneka), Henri Colens (Braskem), Stefano Facco (Novamont), Mariagiovanna Vetere (NatureWorks), Michael von Ketteler (BASF SE), Peter Brunk (Biotec), and François de Bie (Total Corbion PLA) (© European Bioplastics)

Starting off his third term as Chairman of European Bioplastics, François de Bie said: “This is an important time for our industry as the European Union has confirmed its commitment to the transition from a linear to a circular economy in Europe in which bioplastics will play an essential role. Bioplastics are a major driver for the continued change in the plastics industry towards an innovative, sustainable, and resource-efficient economy. Over the past years, European Bioplastics has positioned itself as an important and trusted player in the advancement of the bioplastics industry across Europe."

Michael von Ketteler (BASF SE), Peter Brunk (Biotec), and Stefano Facco (Novamont) have also been re-elected as Members of the Board. Erwin Lepoudre (Kaneka) was elected as new Member of the Board. Peter Brunk will serve as treasurer.

European Bioplastics represents the interests of around 70 member companies along the entire value chain of bioplastics. Its members develop, produce, refine, and distribute bioplastics and are located all over the globe and engage in the European market. European Bioplastics is a European association, located and registered in Berlin, Germany. It is headed by a non-executive Board consisting of representatives of member companies. On the executive level, Hasso von Pogrell serves as Managing Director and Kristy-Barbara Lange as Deputy Managing Director/Head of Communications.

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