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Structure

The Board is competent for defining EuRIC’s strategic direction and is led by the Presidency, which includes a President, three Vice-Presidents and a Treasurer. Members of the Presidency and Board are elected for three-year terms.

EuRIC’s work is steered by its six Branches, which are composed of representatives from across the membership. The Branches are responsible for their respective material streams, which includes ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals, plastics, paper, textiles and tyres. Several working groups and taskforces also exist within and across branches for collective work on specific topics, policies, or regulations.

The Secretariat is based in Brussels and manages the daily activities of EuRIC, in accordance with its strategic objectives. You can learn more about EuRIC’s structure and organisation below or by consulting EuRIC’s statutes.

Presidency

Olivier François

Olivier François

President
EuRIC Market Development and Environmental Affairs, Galloo Group
Olivier FRANCOIS (born 1956) has been working at GALLOO Group since 2000.  As a Market Development Officer, he is in charge of new businesses and environmental affairs. Olivier studied chemical engineering at ESCOM (Paris, 1979) and completed his PhD in the same field at UTC (Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France) in 1992. He worked in various fields including recycling and energy businesses, touching on recycling of nuclear material from power plant and waste-to-energy management (expert in exhaust gas treatment processes). Olivier serves as Chairman of the International Affairs Committee of FEDEREC (the French Federation of Recycling Enterprises), and Chairman of the International Environment Council, BIR (Bureau of International Recycling). Olivier FRANCOIS is President of EuRIC since March 2022.

Thomas Braun

Thomas Braun

Vice-president
Managing Director, German Association for Secondary Raw Materials and Waste Management (BVSE), Germany
Thomas BRAUN studied Business Management in Cologne, Germany. He's been successfully lobbying for the recycling sector for 30 years. Thomas is Managing Director of bvse, the German Association for Secondary Raw Materials and Waste Management, located in Bonn, Germany. Apart from his committment to the recycling industry at national level, he also advocates for the industry with his experience through relevant positions at international (for instance, in BIR) and European level. Thomas Braun is a member of EuRIC's Paper Recycling Branch ERPA (European Recycling Paper Association) since its creation and was ERPA's Vice President from 2014 until 2019. Thomas Braun is a Board Member of EuRIC since 2014 and Vice President of EuRIC since March 2019.
Alicia García-Franco

Alicia García-Franco

Vice-president
Director General, Spanish Federation for Recovery and Recycling (FER), Spain
Alicia GARCIA-FRANCO is a lawyer with over 20 years of experience in the recycling sector. She has been Secretary General of the Spanish Federation of Recovery and Recycling (FER) since 1994, currently holding the position of Director-General. Additionally, she has been member of both EFR (European Ferrous Recovery & Recycling Federation, Member of EuRIC) and EUROMETREC (European Metal Trade and Recycling Federation, Member of EuRIC) Boards. Moreover, she is a member of the Board of SIGRAUTO (Spanish Association for the Environmental Treatment of End-of-Life Vehicles) and CONFEMETAL (Spanish Metal Confederation), expert in European standardisation procedures for waste electronic and electric equipment, and former expert for the development of end-of-waste criteria. Alicia GARCIA-FRANCO is Vice President of EuRIC since 2014.
Cinzia Vezzosi

Cinzia Vezzosi

Vice-president
Vice-President of ASSOFERMET, Italy
Cinzia Vezzosi graduated in Foreign Languages from the State University of Milan in 1989. In 1996 she entered OVERMET GROUP, where, as Board Member and Managing Director of one of the Companies of the Group, she first landed in the world of metal trading, metal recycling and waste procedures. In 2004 she founded ZETAMET, a company for metal trade on exclusive basis, and soon became a Member of ASSOFERMET (Italian Association of Metal Recovery and Recycling Enterprises). She was elected President of ASSOFERMET METALS Division in 2015 and in 2016 joined EURIC Board as EFR President and was EuRIC president from march 2019 to march 2022. In May 2021, she was elected as vice-president of ASSOFERMET.

Board

Olivier François

President
EuRIC Market Development and Environmental Affairs, Galloo Group

Thomas Braun

Vice-president
Managing Director, German Association for Secondary Raw Materials and Waste Management (BVSE), Germany

Alicia García-Franco

Vice-president
Director General, Spanish Federation for Recovery and Recycling (FER), Spain

Cinzia Vezzosi

Vice-president
Vice-President of ASSOFERMET, Italy

Howard Bluck

Board Member
Technical Director, British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA)

Mariska Boer

Board Member
Corporate Communications Executive at Boer Group, The Netherlands

Martin Böschen

Board Member
CEO, TEXAID, Switzerland

Susie Burrage

Board Member
President of the British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA), United Kingdom

Marc Ehrlich

Board Member
CEO, Vipa Group, Switzerland

Peter Hodecek

Board Member
Member of the Executive Board of Scholz Austria GmbH, Austria

Daniel Houska

Board Member
Committee Member and Consultant at SVDS and Head of Strategic Procurement and In-House Lawyer at Kovosrot Group CZ, Czech Republic

Piritta Laurila

Board Member
Board Member of The Finnish Scrapdealers Association, Finland

Mark Murfitt

Board Member
Managing director, Murfitts industries, United Kingdom

Paul Mayhew

Board Member
General Manager at MBA Polymers UK Ltd, United Kingdom

Ion Olaeta Bolinaga

Board Member
Director General / CEO, Group Otua, Spain

Andreas Otto

Board Member
Managing Director at Melosch Export GmbH, Germany

Thomas Papageorgiou

Board Member
Compliance Director at ANAMET Recycling, SEPAN

Sophie Sicard

Board Member
Advisor to the General Manager, PAPREC Group, France

Poul Steen Rasmussen

Board Member
Group CEO, Genan, Denmark

Hans van de Nes

Board Member
Board member of FNOI, The Netherlands

Maarten Van Randeraat

Board Member
Owner, Granuband Group, The Netherlands

Martin Wittmann

Board Member
Managing Director - Lorenz Wittmann GmbH; Vice President - bvse e.V.; Chairman - Fachverband für Textilrecycling, bvse e.V.

Branches