Press Release - CSR Europe elects its new Board of Directors for the period 2016-2019

Brussels, 21st March 2016

During its General Assembly on 15th March 2016 in Brussels, CSR Europe elected its new Board of Directors to serve for the period 2016-2019. 

Some Board members have remained the same and will continue the work to steer the strategy and direction of the organisation but CSR Europe also welcomed new members who bring with them a wider geographical scope and insights from a new range of sectors. These new companies included Johnson & Johnson, McCain, Samsung and Huawei.

The Board is now made up of representatives from companies and organisations originating in 13 different countries and representing nine different sectors including, but not limited to, electronics, food and beverage, chemicals and energy.

CSR Europe was also happy to welcome two new board members representing our national partner organisations who are from our Dutch and Polish partners. The representative from Forética, CSR Europe's Spanish national partner, was re-elected.

During the meeting on the 15th March, the General Assembly and the new Board discussed the way forward over the next year to further strengthen the role of sustainability as a key driver for growth and competitiveness in Europe.

The new Board of Directors is made up of:

Corporate members:

  • Michel Bande, Solvay
  • Jean Bernou, McCain
  • Filippo Bettini, Pirelli
  • Hans Daems, Hitachi
  • Benjamin Davies, Johnson & Johnson
  • Tony Graziano, Huawei
  • Marina Migliorato, Enel
  • Celia Moore, IBM
  • Annemarie Muntz, Randstad
  • Thorsten Pinkepank, BASF
  • Jacques Spelkens, ENGIE
  • Wouter van Tol, Samsung

National Partner Organisations:

  • Bernedine Bos, MVO Nederland
  • Mirella Panek-Owsiańska, Responsible Business Forum Poland
  • Tomás Sercovich, Forética

Speaking about the election and the new Board of Directors, Stefan Crets, Executive Director of CSR Europe, said: “I am very pleased that the Board of Directors of CSR Europe now represents a wider geography and a larger variety of sectors and I am looking forward to working with each and every Board member to advance the strategy and the position of our network.”



More information

Press contact:

Lucinda Pearson ( +32 (0) 2 541 1613

About CSR Europe

CSR Europe is the leading European business network for Corporate Social Responsibility. Through its network of around 50 corporate members and 45 National CSR organisations, it gathers over 10,000 companies, and acts as a platform for those businesses looking to enhance sustainable growth and positively contribute to society. In its mission to bring the CSR agenda forward, CSR Europe goes beyond European borders and cooperates with CSR organisations in other regions across the world.

CSR Europe's mission is to connect companies to share best practices on CSR and innovate with peers to shape the business and political agenda on sustainability and competitiveness in Europe.

Practically, through the Enterprise 2020 initiative, CSR Europe fosters collaboration and innovative practical action to shape the business contribution to the European Union’s Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.


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