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The Organisation

Helsinki Chemicals Forum is being organized by the Chemicals Forum Association in co-operation with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), the European Commission, the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), the Finnish Government with partners including the City of Helsinkithe Chemical Industry Federation of Finland and the University of Helsinki.

HCF Advisory Board

The HCF Advisory Board consists of high-level leaders and plays a vital role in shaping, advising and directing the strategic thinking and content behind the programme.

Advisory Board members:

Mrs. Leena Ylä-Mononen, Director General, Ministry of the Environment, Finland – Chair
Mr. Peter van der Zandt, Director, ECHA – Vice-Chair
Mr. Esa Nikunen, Director General, City of Helsinki Environment Centre, Finland
Mr. Guy Thiran, Eurometaux – Director General
Mr. Jari Keinänen, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland
Mr. Jeremy Wates, Secretary General, European Environment Bureau
Mrs. Kristin Schreiber, Director at the European Commission
Mr. Marcus Bergström, Business Manager, Finnish Fair Corporation, Finland
Prof. Markku Leskelä, Association of Finnish Chemical Societies, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry
Mr. Mika Aalto, Director General, Chemical Industry Federation of Finland
Mr. Mika Sulkinoja, Director, Sustainabiliity solutions, SITRA, Finland
Mr. Mikko Ritala, Professor of Inorganic Materials Chemistry, University of Helsinki
Mrs. Monika Gail MacDevette, Chief, Chemicals & Health, Economy Division, UNEP
Mr. Per Ängquist, Director General, Swedish Chemicals Agency, Sweden
Mr. Rodolfo Lacy, Director of the Environment Directorate, OECD
Mr. Shisher Kumra, Founder & Executive Director, Global Product Compliance (GPC) Group, Sweden
Mrs. Sylvie Lemoine, Executive Director of product stewardship, CEFIC
Mrs. Tiina Putkonen, Director, Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency Tukes, Finland

HCF Programme Committee

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

Programme Committee members:

Mr. Bob Diderich, Head of Division, OECD
Mr. Hugo Waeterschoot, Chemicals Management Advisor , Eurometaux
Mrs. Ingela Andersson, Head of International Unit, Swedish Chemicals Agency
Mrs. Jacqueline Alvarez, Deputy Chief of Chemicals & Health, Economy Division UNEP
Mrs. Jan Robinson, Chair of DUCC
Mr. Jake Sanderson, Manager, Environment Canada, Canada
Mrs. Jenny Holmqvist, Coordinator International Affairs, ECHA
Mr. Kerry Nugent, Principal scientist, Office of Chemical Safety, Australia
Mr. Joel Tickner, Professor Lowell University and Executive director of the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council
Mr. Leigh Stringer, Busisness Editor, Chemical Watch
Mr. Otto Linher, Deputy Head of Unit, EU-Commission, DG Growth
Mr. Steven Van De Broeck, Director, Chemicals Policy, CEFIC, Belgium
Mrs. Tatiana Santos, Policy Manger Chemicals & Nanotechnology, EEB
Mrs. Tingting Li, Marketing director, REACH24H Consultig Group, China
Dr. Vaibhav Diwan, Global Business Development Manager, Global Product Compliance (GPC) Group, Sweden

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