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EFCE President and Vice-Presidents  (EFCE Officers)

EFCE President

Dr. Hermann J. Feise
(term of office: 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019)

Dr. Hermann J. Feise, Germany, succeeds Prof. Rafiqul Gani, who held this position for four years (2014-2017).
At the EFCE General Assembly in Barcelona, Spain, in 2017 he was elected for a two-year term of office with effect from 1 January 2018.
Hermann Feise is manager for R&D Cooperations with BASF and a member of DECHEMA. He first joined the EFCE Executive Board in 2008, serving as Scientific Vice-President from 2008 to 2012 and then as a co-opted member and trustee until now.


EFCE Executive Vice-President

Mr. Giorgio Veronesi
(term of office: 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019)

Mr. Giorgio Veronesi, Italy, succeeds Prof. Mike Considine, who held this position for four years (2014-2017); he also holds the role of EFCE Treasurer.
At the EFCE General Assembly in Barcelona, Spain, in 2017 he was elected for a two-year term of office with effect from 1 January 2018.
Giorgio Veronesi spent his career in the Engineering and Construction business and is currently Commercial Manager with Techint in Milan and member of the Executive Committee of AIDIC. He first joined the Executive Board in 2016 as a trustee. 


EFCE Scientific Vice-President

Professor David Bogle
(term of office: 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019)

Prof. David Bogle, United Kingdom, succeeds Professor Jean-Marc Le Lann, who held this position for four years (2014-2017).
At the recent EFCE General Assembly in Barcelona, Spain, he was elected for a two-year term of office with effect from 1 January 2018.
David Bogle is professor of chemical engineering and Pro-Vice-Provost of the Doctoral School at University College London, as well as a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Bogle is a long-serving member of the CAPE Working Party and was its deputy chair from 2003 to 2008.

EFCE Management Committee


  • EFCE President (Dr. Hermann J. Feise)
  • Executive Vice-President (Mr. Giorgio Veronesi)
  • Scientific Vice-President (Prof. David Bogle)
  • Representatives of the three General Secretariats (Ms. Claudia Flavell While; Prof. Willi Meier, Ms. Ines Honndorf; Mr. Francois Nicol, Dr. Martine Poux)

EFCE Executive Board Members (EFCE Charity Trustees)

(term of office: 1 January 2018 - 31 December 2019)


From left to right: Giorgio Veronesi, Jon Prichard, Mike Considine, Claudia Flavell-While, Ferenc Friedler, Hermann, Feise, David Bogle, Adisa Azapagic, Bent Sarup, François Giger, François Nicol, Michael Wilk, Martine Poux, Patrick Piccione, Carlos Negro, Petr Kluson

Prof. Adisa Azapagic
University of Manchester, School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, C16, The Mill
Manchester M13 9PL, United Kingdom; Email: adisa.azapagic(at)manchester.ac.uk

Prof. Jerzy Baldyga
Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering, ul. Warynskiego 1, 00-645 Warszawa, Poland; Email: jerzy.baldyga(at)pw.edu.pl

Prof. David Bogle       (Scientific Vice-President)
University College London, Department of Chemical Engineering, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom; Email: docschoolhead(at)ucl.ac.uk

Prof. Michael (Mike) Considine                                                                     
ChemRisk  Ltd., 3, The Alders, West Byfleet, Surrey, KT14 6PB, United Kingdom;
Email: mike.considine(at)live.co.uk

Dr.-Ing. Hermann J. Feise    (EFCE President)
BASF SE, GOI Innovation Management/E-B001, Carl-Bosch-Str. 38, 67056 Ludwigshafen, Germany; Email: hermann.feise(at)basf.com

Prof. Ferenc Friedler
Pazmany Peter Catholic University, International Center for Process, Systems Engineering and Sustainability Budapest, Szentkiralyi u. 28., 1088, Hungary; Email: friedler.ferenc(at)ppke.hu

Dr. François Giger (co-opted member since May 2018)
Paris, France; Email: francois.giger(at)mines.org

Dr. Ir. Antoon ten Kate
Nouryon RD&I, Zutphenseweg 10, 7418 AJ Deventer, Netherlands;
Email: antoon.tenkate(at)nouryon.com

Associate Prof. Petr Kluson
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals,
Rozvojova 135, 165 02 Praha 6, Czech Republic; Email: kluson(at)icpf.cas.cz

Prof. Flavio Manenti
Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento CMIC "Giulio Natta", Centre for Sustainable Process Engineering Research (SuPER), Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano, Italy;
Email: flavio.manenti(at)polimi.it

Prof. Willi Meier 
DECHEMA e.V., P.O. Box 15 01 04, 60061 Frankfurt, Germany; Email: willi.meier(at)dechema.de

Prof. Carlos Manuel Negro Alvarez
Complutense University of Madrid, Rectorado de la Universidad Complutense, Avda. Complutense s/n, 28040 Madrid, Spain; E-mail: cnegro(at)ucm.es

Mr. François Nicol
VEOLIA RECHERCHE & INNOVATION, 291 Avenue Dreyfous Ducas, 78520 Limay, France;
Email: francois.nicol(at)veolia.com

Mr. Jon Prichard
The Institution of Chemical Engineers, Davis Building, 165-189 Railway Terrace, Rugby CV21 3HQ, United Kingdom; Email: j.prichard(at)icheme.org

Dr. Patrick M. Piccione
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Formulation and Process Sciences, Pharmaceutical R&D,4070 Basel, Switzerland; Email: patrick.piccione(at)roche.com

Dr. Bent Sarup
Alfa Laval Copenhagen A/S, Global Sales Unit, Edible Oil Systems, Maskinvej 5, 2860 Söborg, Denmark; Email: bent.saru(at)alfalaval.com

Mr. Giorgio Veronesi  (Executive Vice-President)
Techint E&C, Via Monte Rosa, 93, 20149 Milano, Italy; E-mail: giorgio.veronesi(at)techint.com

Dr. Michael Wilk
Merck KGaA, Senior Vice President Site Operations, Engineering & Maintenance
Postcode: C009/402, Frankfurter Str. 250, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany;
Email: michael.wilk(at)merckgroup.com