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The Organisation

Helsinki Chemicals Forum European conferences are being organized by The Finnish Fair Corporation (Messukeskus) and the Secretary General of HCF in co-operation with many partner organisations which take part in the Advisory Board and/or the Programme Committee.

HCF Advisory Board

The HCF Advisory Board consists of high-level leaders from different partner organisations. It plays a vital role in shaping, advising and directing the strategy of HCF and validating the the conference programmes.

Advisory Board members:

Jarmo MuurmanDirector Circular Economy, Environment Ministry – Chair
Peter Van de ZandtDirector of Risk Management, ECHA – Vice-Chair
Steven StoneDeputy director, Industry and Economy Division, UNEP  
Mika Aalto, Director General, Finnish Chemical Industry Federation
Markku Leskelä, President, Association of Finnish Chemical Societies
Tiina Putkonen, DirectorFinnish Safety and Chemicals Agency
Mikko Ritala, Professor Inorganic Materials ChemistryUniversity of Helsinki
Kristin SchreiberDirector, DG Growth, EU-Commission
Sylvie LemoineExecutive Director Product StewardshipCefic                           
Kumi KitamoriDeputy Director, Environment Directorate, OECD
Marcus Bergström, Business ManagerThe Finnish Fair Corporation
Jari Keinänen, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Social Affairs & Health
Guy ThiranDirector General, Eurometaux
Per Ängqvist, General Director, KEMI, Sweden
Patrick Ten BrinkSecretary General, EEB   
Mika SulkinojaDirectorCarbon-neutral circular economy, SITRA
Shisher KumraHead of Secretariat, RRMA 

HCF Programme Committee

The HCF Programme Committee consists of representatives of international chemical stakeholder organizations and chemicals authorities. The Programme Committee is led by Mr. Geert Dancet, Secretary General of Helsinki Chemicals Forum.

Programme Committee members:

Bob Diderich, Head of Division, Environment Health and Safety, OECD
Hugo Waeterschoot, Chemicals Management Advisor , Eurometaux
Jacqueline Alvarez, Chief of the Chemicals & Health Branch, Industry and Economy Division, UNEP
Jake Sanderson, Manager, Horizontal Policy and Planning, Environment Canada
Joel Tickner, Professor oh Public Health, UMass Lowell and Executive Director, Change Chemistry
Leigh Stringer, Managing Editor, Europe, Chemical Watch
Otto Linher, Senior Expert, Reach Unit, DG Growth, EU Commission
Steven Van De Broeck, Director REACH & Chemicals Policy, CEFIC
Tatiana Santos, Head of Chemicals Policy, EEB
Tingting Li, Marketing director, REACH24H Consultig Group, China
Vaibhav Diwan, Global Business Development Manager, Global Product Compliance (GPC) Group, Sweden
Paula Diaz, Chair of DUCC, EU
Jutta Frick, Team leader, Internal and Stakeholder communications, ECHA
Graeme Barden, executive director, Australian Industrial Chemicals introduction Scheme

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