Director General, European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic)
Marco Mensink is Director General of Cefic, the European chemical industry, since May 2016. With members adding over 550 billion Euro to the EU economy annually, Cefic is the largest industry sector representation of its kind in Brussels. As part of this role, Mr Mensink shapes the strategy and direction of the European chemical industry, uniting more than 22 national federations, 8 associate federations and 650 members and affiliates from all over Europe.
Marco Mensink is Council Secretary of the global chemical industry association ICCA, leading this global meeting platform for a two year term. He is ex officio board member of EPCA, the European Petrochemical Association.
Before joining Cefic, Mr Mensink was Director General of the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI), representing the sector both at European and global level.
A Dutch national, he is a seasoned public affairs professional, who has lived and worked in Brussels since 2006. He is active in several European Commission High Level Groups and is Chair of ACEI, the Alliance for a Competitive European Industry formed by 11 major European industry sector associations and BusinessEurope. The common objective of its members is to promote the competitiveness of European industry on a global scale.
Marco Mensink holds a Master of Science Degree in Forestry and Business Management from the Agricultural University of Wageningen in the Netherlands.