Olivier FrançoisPresident of EuRICMarket development and Environmental Affairs, Galloo Group
Olivier FRANCOIS (born 1956) has been working at GALLOO Group since 2000. As a Market Development Officer, he is in charge of new businesses and environmental affairs. Olivier studied chemical engineering at ESCOM (Paris, 1979) and completed his PhD in the same field at UTC (Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France) in 1992. He worked in various fields including recycling and energy businesses, touching on recycling of nuclear material from power plant and waste-to-energy management (expert in exhaust gas treatment processes). Olivier serves as Chairman of the International Affairs Committee of FEDEREC (the French Federation of Recycling Enterprises), and Chairman of the International Environment Council, BIR (Bureau of International Recycling). Olivier FRANCOIS is President of EuRIC since March 2022.
Thomas BraunVice-President of EuRICManaging Director, German Association for Secondary Raw Materials and Waste Management (BVSE), Germany
Thomas BRAUN studied Business Management in Cologne, Germany. He's been successfully lobbying for the recycling sector for 30 years. Thomas is Managing Director of bvse, the German Association for Secondary Raw Materials and Waste Management, located in Bonn, Germany. Apart from his committment to the recycling industry at national level, he also advocates for the industry with his experience through relevant positions at international (for instance, in BIR) and European level. Thomas Braun is a member of EuRIC's Paper Recycling Branch ERPA (European Recycling Paper Association) since its creation and was ERPA's Vice President from 2014 until 2019. Thomas Braun is a Board Member of EuRIC since 2014 and Vice President of EuRIC since March 2019.
Alicia García-FrancoVice-President of EuRICDirector General, Spanish Federation for Recovery and Recycling (FER), Spain
Alicia GARCIA-FRANCO is a lawyer with over 20 years of experience in the recycling sector. She has been Secretary General of the Spanish Federation of Recovery and Recycling (FER) since 1994, currently holding the position of Director-General. Additionally, she has been member of both EFR (European Ferrous Recovery & Recycling Federation, Member of EuRIC) and EUROMETREC (European Metal Trade and Recycling Federation, Member of EuRIC) Boards. Moreover, she is a member of the Board of SIGRAUTO (Spanish Association for the Environmental Treatment of End-of-Life Vehicles) and CONFEMETAL (Spanish Metal Confederation), expert in European standardisation procedures for waste electronic and electric equipment, and former expert for the development of end-of-waste criteria. Alicia GARCIA-FRANCO is Vice President of EuRIC since 2014.
Cinzia VezzosiVice-President of EuRICVice-President of ASSOFERMET, Italy
Cinzia Vezzosi graduated in Foreign Languages from the State University of Milan in 1989. In 1996 she entered OVERMET GROUP, where, as Board Member and Managing Director of one of the Companies of the Group, she first landed in the world of metal trading, metal recycling and waste procedures. In 2004 she founded ZETAMET, a company for metal trade on exclusive basis, and soon became a Member of ASSOFERMET (Italian Association of Metal Recovery and Recycling Enterprises). She was elected President of ASSOFERMET METALS Division in 2015 and in 2016 joined EURIC Board as EFR President and was EuRIC president from march 2019 to march 2022. In May 2021, she was elected as vice-president of ASSOFERMET.