Updated: May 24, 2016
Who we are
One of the largest trade groups in the EU-Brussels community, the European Chemical Industry Council, or Cefic, is the voice of 29,000 large-, medium- and small-sized chemical companies in Europe, which provide 1.2 million jobs and account around 17 per cent of world chemicals production. Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Brussels ever since, Cefic represents its members and interacts daily on their behalf with international and EU institutions, non-governmental organizations, the international media and other stakeholders.
Operational management of Cefic is ensured by a leadership team at its headquarters in Brussels. Led by the director general, the 11-member team includes executive directors representing programmes and industry sectors.
President: Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, Chief Executive, Solvay
Director General: Marco Mensink
Number of employees: 160 ( 74 of which engaged in activities falling under EU Transparency Register scope )
Total annual budget: €40 million, including €5 million for funding research activities and €10.1 million for interest representation. See the EU Transparency Register.
Member companies: 521
Member federations: 30
Partner companies and associations: 62
Associated companies: 36
Affiliated associations: 21
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The Cefic board and executive committee are in charge of governance and strategic positioning. They are elected by the general assembly for a two-year period.
The National Association Board and the Industry Sector Board ensure the direct involvement of national associations’ and industry sectors’ leaders in the operational management of Cefic.
The team ensure that the trade group operates as a single entity in its corporate and business activities and services, working with national associations and industry sectors to define priorities and policies, working structures and advocacy plans.
In addition to work of the leadership team, the office of the director general addresses business development, member relations, the Responsible Care initiative and international affairs. The office actively leads Cefic participation in ICCA – the International Council of Chemical Associations.
Press office contact: Dervla Gleeson, press officer, available on +32 (0)2 676 7289 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Cefic – The European Chemical Industry Council Avenue E. van Nieuwenhuyse, 4 box 1, B-1160 Brussels