Cinzia VezzosiPresident of EuRIC
Cinzia VEZZOSI graduated in Foreign Languages from the State University of Milan. She began her career as secretary to a commercial office in Cugher SPA, a company for silk screen printing solutions and joined the world of raw materials and energy in Carboni e Derivati SPA, where she worked as an employee for the ferrous sector of pig iron ingots. In 1996 she joined Overmet Spa Group, where as Board Member and Managing Director of one of the Company 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. In 2015 she was elected President of ASSOFERMET Metals Division and in 2016 entered EURIC Board as EFR President. Last May 2018 she was re-elected President of ASSOFERMET Metals, with a mandate lasting until May 2021.
Jean-Philippe CarpentierVice-President of EuRICPresident of FEDEREC, the French Federation of Recycling Enterprises, and CEO of Nord Pal Plast, France
Jean-Philippe CARPENTIER has been the President of the French Federation of Recycling Enterprises (FEDEREC) since 2012 and was re-elected in 2015. Prior to this post, he held the function as Vice-president of FEDEREC. Jean-Philippe worked as an employee in a waste management company until 1999, when he founded the environmental consultancy office “JPC Partner” of which, he is currently the managing partner. In 2003, Jean-Philippe created Nord Pal Plast, where he works as the CEO. Nord Pal Plast is a mid-sized company active in the field of plastics recycling, treating and recycling 18 million tonnes of PET bottles every year.
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.
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 27 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.