24 Nov.2017 ,

Farewell message from Teresa Presas, CEPI Director General

Dear Readers, dear colleagues,

After almost 11 years leading CEPI, it is now time for me to write the next chapter…on paper of course.

It has been a period of intense activity, most of it in challenging circumstances, during which CEPI has left some important marks in the so-called Brussels context.

CEPI brought to the industry a number of achievements, a few frustrations, a lot of enthusiasm and relentless dedication. CEPI is not its outgoing Director General, it is the team that remains now driven by my successor Marco Mensink. It is also the industry behind, a unique sector in the European economy, both modern high tech with a traditional heritage, innovative fitting in the bio-economy, providing essential products aligned with society’s values, an industry in transformation adapting to the new political and economical challenges.

It gives me great pride to have contributed to taking CEPI to new heights, and to supporting the industry in its evolution. I leave CEPI in good hands, to continue the direction forward.

And I take this opportunity to thank all of our partners and stakeholders, for a fruitful relationship and a successful collaboration.

Yours sincerely,

Teresa Presas

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Bernard Lombard

Bernard Lombard is in charge of industrial policy and issues ranging from trade to competitiveness, better regulation, business intelligence and statistics. Impact assessment of EU legislation and better regulation are among his files. With his team, he secures the availability of an optimal set of statistical data and information to support the industry. He follows global and regional trade negotiations, advocates for increased market access for industry’s products and raw materials and addresses tariff and non-tariff barriers as well as trade defence measures to secure a level playing field for the European industry.

He joined CEPI in 2000 as Recycling & Economics Manager and had dealt with issues related to paper recycling, raw materials, economics and statistics. He was in charge of the organisation of an international event called the “Forest-Based Industries Forum” in France, Sweden and Belgium.

Prior to his appointment in CEPI he worked for COPACEL, the “Confédération de l’Industrie Française des Papiers, Cartons et Celluloses” in France where he was responsible for the economics and competitiveness department. During that period, he was the Secretary of UTIPULP, a European organisation gathering European market pulp users.

Before joining COPACEL, he worked as a consultant in Paris and carried out several studies on industrial sectors. He had also been a teacher for 2 years in a local school in Central Africa.

Bernard Lombard holds a Master in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Nanterre and a degree in Business cycles analysis from the University of Paris-Dauphine.

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