European Bioplastics, the association representing the bioplastics industry in Europe, has appointed a new head of EU Affairs, replacing Maria Negut, who left last year.
Roberto Ferrigno stepped into his new role 1 Jan. 2023. In this role he will also head the new Brussels office, which EUBP is opening on 1 Feb. 2023.
Ferrigno brings long years of experience working in Brussels to the job and holds the qualifications needed ‘to represent our industry’s interests in the capital of Europe at this crucial time’, said EUBP chairman Stefan Barot.
Ferrigno has worked with a wide range of stakeholders in the bioeconomy, and is now ready for the challenges of this new role.
“The Green Deal and its related policy initiatives provide a unique opportunity to achieve a comprehensive acknowledgement of bioplastics and their role in establishing a resource-efficient, climate-friendly biobased economy in Europe,” he said. He will make sure that EUBP continues to play an active part in the discussions impacting the bioplastics sector by engaging with EU policymakers and the broader range of stakeholders.
Before moving to EUBP, Ferrigno served with several European and international organisations and companies, including Greenpeace, the non-governmental organisation World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and Weber Shandwick, a leading global public relations firm. In addition, he has also offered his services as a self-employed consultant for many years.