Structure and governance

EUROPEN is an international non-profit organization (aisbl) registered under Belgian law with headquarters in Brussels.

The association is governed by a Council of Members comprised of all corporate and national organisation members. The Council of Members elects an Executive Committee which appoints a Managing Director responsible for administering the EUROPEN Secretariat. The Council of Members meets twice a year, adopts an annual plan of activity and sets membership fees from which EUROPEN finances its activities.

Committees, working groups and task forces, drawn both from members and (where appropriate) outside resources, are established as necessary and meet as often as required to deal with specific issues.

Executive Committee

Hans van Bochove Chairman

Hans van Bochove

Coca-Cola European Partners
Sabine von Wiren Lehr Vice Chair

Sabine von Wiren Lehr

Tetra Pak
Colin Yates Vice Chair

Colin Yates

Mars
Christian Detrois Committee Member

Christian Detrois

Nestlé
Philippe Diercxsens Committee Member

Philippe Diercxsens

Danone
Gloria Gabellini Committee Member

Gloria Gabellini

PepsiCo
Kate Geraghty Committee Member

Kate Geraghty

Dow Europe
Thor Tummers Committee Member

Thor Tummers

Unilever
Tanja Virtanen-Leppä Committee Member

Tanja Virtanen-Leppä

Huhtamaki
Simon Francis Webb Committee Member

Simon Francis Webb

Procter & Gamble