Brussels – Marco Mensink will take over as the new director general of the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) 1 May to replace Hubert Mandery.
Mensink will 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).
Mandery, who has led the association since 2009, will retire 30 April.
A Dutch national, 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.
Mensink holds a master of science degree in forestry and business management from the Agricultural University of Wageningen in The Netherlands.