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EFCE President and Vice-Presidents  (EFCE Officers)


EFCE President

Mr. Giorgio Veronesi
(terms of office: 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2023 and 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2025)

Mr. Giorgio Veronesi, Italy, succeeds Dr. Hermann J. Feise, who held this position for four years (2018-2021).
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. At the General Assembly on 17 September 2023, he was re-confirmed in the position for a second two-year term of office with effect from 1 January 2024.
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
(terms of office: 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2023 and 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2025)

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. At the General Assembly on 17 September 2023, she was re-confirmed in the position for a second two-year term of office with effect from 1 January 2024.
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 Boelo Schuur
(term of office: 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2025)

Prof. Boelo Schuur, The Netherlands, will succeed Prof. Michael (Mike) Considine, United Kingdom, on 1 January 2024. 
Boelo Schuur is full professor Sustainable Separation Technology in the Sustainable Process Technology group at the University of Twente with a main focus on affinity fluid separations. Among the application areas are biorefineries and (biobased) circular chemicals, e.g. based on microalgae, lignocellulosic biomass, pyrolytic oils from biomass and plastics, and digested wastewater.
He has presented invited plenary and keynote lectures at eight international conferences, including the plenary lecture at the International Solvent Extraction Conference, ISEC 2017 in Japan. He teaches on Industrial Chemistry and Processes (BSc), Advanced Molecular Separations (MSc), and Biorefinery (EngD). Boelo is Program Director at the Institute for Sustainable Process Technology (ISPT) in Amersfoort, The Netherlands, coordinating the research and innovation agenda of the Separations for Circularity cluster.
EFCE-related activities of Boelo include membership of the board of the Netherlands Process Technologists NPT from 2012-2018, and he was NPT-representative at the EFCE from 2013-2022.
Boelo has been member of the EFCE Working Party on Fluid Separations since 2017, serving as its secretary since 2018.


EFCE Management Committee


  • EFCE President (Mr. Giorgio Veronesi)
  • Executive Vice-President (Prof. Jarka Glassey)
  • Scientific Vice-President (Prof. Mike Considine)
  • 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 2024 - 31 December 2025)

Dr. Giuseppe Bellussi
Piacenza, Italy; Contact 

Prof. David Bogle     
University College London, Pro-Vice-Provost UCL Doctoral School, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom; Contact

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

Dr. Sofia Garcia Fracaro (co-opted members since April 2024)
Zwingenberg, Germany; Contact 

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

Eng. António Gonçalves da Silva
Chairman, Colégio Nacional de Engenharia, Química e Biológica da Ordem dos Engenheiros, Av. António Augusto de Aguiar, 3 D, 1069-030 Lisboa, Portugal; Contact 

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

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

Prof. Juraj Kosek  
University of Chemistry and Technology Prague (UCT), Department of Chemical Engineering, Technická 5      166 28 Prague 6, Czech Republic; Contact 

Ms. Ana Montoro (co-opted members since April 2024)
Bromley, United Kingdom; Contact

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

Dr. ir. Laura Pirro (for Belgium)
Milan, Italy; Contact 

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

Associate Prof. Álvaro Ramírez-Gómez  (co-opted members since April 2024)
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería y Diseño Industrial, Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica, Química y Diseño Industrial, Ronda de Valencia 3, 28012 Madrid, Spain; Contact 

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

Prof. Boelo Schuur  (Scientific Vice-President)
University of Twente, Faculty of Science and Technology, Horst Complex ME221, P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands; 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, Head of Engineering Technology, ISC Operations, Life Science, Frankfurter Str. 250, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany; Contact

Former EFCE Executive Board