Structure and Strategy
StructureEFFA has three member types. They can be classified as follows:
- National Flavour Association Ordinary Members;
- Company Ordinary Members;
- Observer Members.
The governing body of the Association is the General Assembly; it consists of ordinary member representatives.
The Executive Board is made up of the President Mr Heiner SCHAPER (President of the DVAI), 6 Board Members (3 National Association Ordinary Members and 3 Company Ordinary Members) viz. Mr Dirk-Achim MÜLLER (DVAI), Mr Matthias HAENI (NEA), Mr Antoine KASTLER (SNIAA), Mr Jean ROBELLO (FIRMENICH), Mr Dan McCAFFERTY (GIVAUDAN), Mr Jean MANE (MANE), the Treasurer Mrs Viviane VIJVERMAN (Aroma and Firmenich) and the Executive Director Mr Sven BALLSCHMIEDE.
The Secretariat is made up of the Executive Director, Mr Sven BALLSCHMIEDE, Executive Assistant, Ms Véronique CHALOT and Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Manager, Dr Jan DEMYTTENAERE.
The standing expert committee is known as the Flavour Expert Committee (FLEX). It is the consultative body of the Association focused on delivering EFFA's regulatory, safety, technical and scientific positions. Under FLEX and depending on the need, task forces and working groups can be created.
For all EFFA bodies, their structure, composition, voting rights and specific deliverables are either defined in the Statutes of the Association or in their respective Terms of Reference.
StrategyThe refocus of EFFA has seen a newly adopted standard approach to organisational design, utilising 3 elements of capability: structure, process and culture.
The Association has in this respect developed its very own integrated strategy programme with the ultimate aim of positioning EFFA at the centre of Europe's flavouring industry. This positioning is also made possible via EFFA's global affiliation with IOFI.
Integrated Strategy Model Principles:
EFFA's mission statement is “to protect and enhance the flavouring industry's interests by providing coordination and direction”. To achieve this, the Association is focusing primarily on three strategy pillars. They are:
- Growth and Sustainability
- External Relations & Stakeholders
Each strategy pillar is coordinated by a Director of the Executive Board and is responsible for developing, monitoring and the execution of each action. The Director is also charged with reporting to the General Assembly. The coordination of the overall EFFA strategy is the responsibility of the Executive Board.