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EFCE President and Vice-Presidents  (EFCE Officers)


EFCE President

Mr. Giorgio Veronesi
(term of office: 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2023)

Mr. Giorgio Veronesi, Italy, succeeds Dr. Hermann J. Feise, who held this position for four years (2018-2021); he also holds the role of EFCE Treasurer.
At the General Assembly on 27 September 2021, he was elected as the EFCE President for a two-year term of office with effect from 1 January 2022.

Giorgio Veronesi has 40 years of experience in the international engineering and construction sector and held various senior positions at engineering contractors including Foster Wheeler, Tecnimont, Siirtec Nigi and Techint. Veronesi is a member of the Executive Committee of AIDIC and first joined the Executive Board in 2016 as a trustee, serving as Executive Vice-President from 2018-2021.


EFCE Executive Vice-President

Professor Jarka Glassey
(term of office: 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2023)

Prof. Jarka Glassey, United Kingdom, succeeds Mr. Giorgio Veronesi, who held this position for four years (2018-2021); she also holds the role of EFCE Treasurer.
At the General Assembly on 27 September 2021, she was elected as the EFCE Executive Vice-President for a two-year term of office with effect from 1 January 2022.

Jarka Glassey is professor of chemical engineering at the University of Newcastle, UK, and former Vice President Learned Society at IChemE. She is a UK delegate to the EFCE Working Parties on Education and on Quality by Design and a Board member of EFCE's partner organisation, the European Society of Biochemical Engineering Sciences - ESBES.


EFCE Scientific Vice-President

Professor Michael (Mike) Considine
(term of office: 28 April 2023 to 31 December 2023)

Prof. Michael (Mike) Considine, United Kingdom, succeeds Prof. Petr Kluson, who held this position from January 2022 to March 2023. 

Professor Mike Considine has over 40 years of experience in process safety.  Initially he worked in process safety positions in the chemical, nuclear and insurance industries. In 1987, he joined BP in a corporate process safety role and went on to head a corporate team responsible for formulating policy and guidelines and providing advice on all aspects of major hazard management. In 2010 he left BP to establish his own consultancy working for a number of international oil and energy companies. In 2013, he was appointed as Professor in Process Safety and Loss Prevention at Sheffield University and also course Course Director for the MSc in Process Safety and Loss Prevention. He retired from Sheffield University at the end of 2019.

He was a winner of two BP Chairman’s Awards and the IChemE Moulton Medal. In 2007 he was awarded the IChemE Franklin Medal for “outstanding contribution to process safety  over a number of years” and in 2011 he was awarded the Arnold Greene medal for “the most meritorious long-term contribution to the progress of the Institution”.

He was Executive Vice President of the European Federation of Chemical Engineers, from 2014-2018 and is currently a member of the Executive Board.


EFCE Management Committee


  • EFCE President (Mr. Giorgio Veronesi)
  • Executive Vice-President (Prof. Jarka Glassey)
  • Scientific Vice-President (Prof. Petr Kluson)
  • Representatives of the three General Secretariats (Ms. Claudia Flavell-While; Dr. Andreas Förster, Ms. Ines Honndorf; Mr. Francois Nicol, Dr. Martine Poux)

EFCE Executive Board Members (EFCE Charity Trustees)

(term of office: 1 January 2022 - 31 December 2023)

Prof. David Bogle     
University College London, Doctoral School, 2 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BT, United Kingdom; Contact

Associate Prof. Elisabetta Brunazzi
Università di Pisa, Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Civile e Industriale, Largo Lucio Lazzarino 2, 56126 Pisa, Italy; Contact

Prof. Michael (Mike) Considine   (Scientific Vice-President)
ChemRisk Ltd., 3, The Alders, West Byfleet, Surrey, KT14 6PB, United Kingdom; Contact

Ms. Claudia Flavell-While
The Institution of Chemical Engineers, Davis Building, 165-189 Railway Terrace, Rugby CV21 3HQ, United Kingdom; Contact

Dr. Andreas Förster 
DECHEMA e.V., P.O. Box 15 01 04, 60061 Frankfurt, Germany; Contact

Prof. Jarka Glassey   (Executive Vice-President)
University of Newcastle, School of Engineering, Merz Court, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, United Kingdom; Contact 

Dr. Ir. Antoon ten Kate
Nouryon RD&I, Zutphenseweg 10, 7418 AJ Deventer, Netherlands; Contact

Associate Prof. Petr Kluson  
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals,
Rozvojova 135, 165 02 Praha 6, Czech Republic;  Contact

Prof. Antonis Kokossis
National Technical University of Athens, School of Chemical Engineering, Zografou Campus, 9, Iroon Polytechniou Str., 15780 Athens, Greece; Contact

Dr. Silvie Müller (co-opted)
Merck KgaA, Group Engineering Chemicals, Frankfurter Str. 250, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany

Mr. François Nicol
VEOLIA RECHERCHE & INNOVATION, 291 Avenue Dreyfous Ducas, 78520 Limay, France;

Dr. Alexis Pey Torruella
Stahl Holdings bv, Global SHE & Process Safety, Pol. Ind. Llevant, c/ Llevant 7, 08150 Parets del Vallès Barcelona, Spain; Contact

Dr. ir. Laura Pirro (co-opted)
Yara International, Yara Technology & Projects, Industrieweg 10, 4541 HJ Sluiskil, Netherlands;

Dr. Patrick M. Piccione
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Formulation and Process Sciences, Pharmaceutical R&D,4070 Basel, Switzerland; Contact

Associate Prof. Álvaro Ramirez-Gomez
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica, Quimica y Diseño Industrial, Ronda de Valencia 3, 28012 Madrid, Spain; Contact

Dr. Maurizio Rovaglio
Siemens S.p.A., RC-IT DF S-VS2, Via Vipiteno 4, 20128 Milano, Italy; Contact

Prof. Eric Schaer
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques (ENSIC), LRGP, 1, rue Grandville
BP 20 451, 54001 Nancy Cedex, France; Contact

Prof. Tomasz Sosnowski
Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering, Warynskiego 1, 00-645 Warsaw, Poland; Contact

Mr. Giorgio Veronesi    (President)
Techint E&C, Via Monte Rosa, 93, 20149 Milano, Italy; Contact

Dr. Michael Wilk
Merck KGaA, Senior Vice President Site Operations, Engineering & Maintenance
Postcode: C009/402, Frankfurter Str. 250, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany; Contact

Previous EFCE Executive Board

(term of office: 1 January 2020 - 31 December 2021)

Prof. Adisa Azapagic, United Kingdom; Prof. David Bogle (Scientific Vice-President), United Kingdom; Associate Prof. Elisabetta Brunazzi, Italy; Prof. Michael (Mike) Considine, United Kingdom; Dr.-Ing. Hermann J. Feise    (EFCE President), Germany; Dr. Andreas Förster, Germany (from 1st September 2021); Prof. Ferenc Friedler, Hungary; Dr. Ir. Antoon ten Kate, Netherlands; Associate Prof. Petr Kluson, Czech Republic; Dr.-Ing. Hilke-Marie Lorenz (co-opted), Switzerland; Mr. François Nicol, France; Dr. Alexis Pey Torruella, Spain; Mr. Jon Prichard, United Kingdom; Dr. Patrick M. Piccione, Switzerland; Associate Prof. Álvaro Ramirez-Gomez, Spain; Dr. Maurizio Rovaglio, Italy; Prof. Eric Schaer, France; Mr. Giorgio Veronesi (Executive Vice-President), Italy; Dr. Michael Wilk, Germany.